Following the retirement of Robert J. Cohen, Legal Aid’s Executive Director for the past 36 years, Kate Marr will take over the position starting January 9, 2017.
Kate has over 16 years of experience litigating and advising clients at several legal services programs in southern California, including Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Public Law Center and Inland Counties Services. She also brings to a wealth of management and labor relations experience.
Kate has handled a number of domestic violence, family law, and immigration cases. She serves on the executive board of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Access to Justice Committee.
Kate is a past recipient of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Award as well as the Soroptomist International of Long Beach’s Women of Distinction Award in the area of human rights.
Kate received her JD from the University of Colorado School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.