Tirien Steinbach

Tirien Steinbach is the Chief Program Officer at the ACLU of Northern California. In this capacity, she provides support and guidance to the four programmatic departments: Legal & Policy, Communications, Organizing, and California Advocacy & Policy (statewide legislation). Prior to joining the ACLU in 2019, Tirien was the executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School and largest provider of free legal services and policy advocacy in Alameda County. As a lawyer at EBCLC, Tirien founded the Clean Slate Clinic, the nation’s first reentry clinic. During her 11-year tenure as executive director, Tirien oversaw the creation or expansion of EBCLC’s programs, including community economic justice, consumer justice, education advocacy, immigration, and youth defender clinics.

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