Meet Ana Denmark, who has joined the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Right to Civil Counsel Program (RTCC). Through the RTCC Pilot Program, a partnership between JDC and the City of San Francisco, Denmark represents low-income tenants facing eviction. Since 2012, JDC has also worked to provide a right to counsel in civil cases involving basic human needs, such as housing, child custody, sustenance, safety and health by training, supervising, and mentoring volunteer attorneys.
She has previously worked as a housing attorney for San Francisco’s Eviction Defense Collaborative, Legal Assistance to the Elderly and Bay Area Legal Aid, where she defended the housing rights of low-income, monolingual, disabled and elderly tenants.
Denmark is a Bay Area native and has lived in San Francisco since 2002. Outside of work, Ana has a passion for dogs and interior design, having previously founded Skandicrush, a startup delivering Scandinavian housewares to design-lovers nationwide. She studied economics and criminal justice at San Francisco State University and received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
To learn more about our efforts to make a Right to Civil Counsel a reality in San Francisco, visit http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/legal-services/rtcc/right-to-civil-counsel-pilot-program.aspx