The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County today announced that attorney and public policy analyst Stacey Keare has been elected President of the Board of Directors.
“With her strong background in pro bono and public policy, Stacey has been an important member of our Board of Directors since 2009,” said M. Stacey Hawver, Executive Director. “As Vice President last year Stacey chaired our strategic planning process, from which we emerged more committed than ever to engaging in the high-quality zealous representation that we believe vulnerable people deserve. We are excited to move the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County forward under Stacey’s presidency.”
“As a steadfast believer in justice for all I am honored to serve as President of the Board of Directors, and am looking forward to leading an organization that makes a significant impact on our community by providing direct legal services and advocacy so that vulnerable individuals and families can overcome legal barriers and improve their lives by accessing basic needs,” said Ms. Keare.
Ms. Keare has served as a pro bono attorney at the Pro Bono Project, General Assistance Advocacy Project and San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. She has also been a board member of Summit Prep Charter High School and Summit Public Schools. She is on the Silicon Valley Leadership Board of the Global Fund for Children and the Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board.
A graduate of Stanford University, Ms. Keare also has a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Keare lives in Woodside with her husband John Hodge and their three daughters. She and her husband are the Founders of the Girls Rights Project, an organization dedicated to advancing the rights of girls throughout the world using a combination of research, advocacy and philanthropy.
About The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
The Legal Aid Society is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to disadvantaged people in San Mateo County. Since its founding in 1959 Legal Aid has served over 175,000 clients throughout our community. To find out more about The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County visit our website at www.legalaidsmc.org.