Systemic and Impact Litigation Practice Group

Message from the Systemic and Impact Practice Group:

The Systemic and Impact Litigation practice group’s mission is to challenge unlawful policies, procedures, and practices that prevent indigent people from improving their lives. We focus on access to public benefits, preservation of low-income housing, and cases that will have a broad impact in the Inland Empire community. 


Team Members

Elena Castillo is the Practice Group Director for the Systemic/Impact Litigation Team.  Ms. Castillo has litigated a vast range of cases that include, consumer fraud, mortgage foreclosures, housing, and public benefits. Ms. Castillo obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside.  She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She was admitted to practice law in California in 2004 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Maria Delgado is a Staff Attorney for the Systemic/Impact Litigation Team.  Ms. Delgado obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of California, Riverside.  She interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. prior to attending law school. Ms. Delgado graduated Magna Cum Lade from the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario. During law school, she was an advocate in the Disability Rights Legal Center and Justice and Immigration Clinic. She was admitted to practice law in California in 2018 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Kaela Henderson is a Staff Attorney for the Systemic/Impact Litigation Team.  Ms. Henderson obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, and Law from the Kellogg Honors College at Cal Poly Pomona.  She received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.  She was admitted to practice law in California in 2018 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Anthony Kim is a staff attorney at Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc., working in the Systemic/Impact litigation practice group. He has experience in both advocacy and litigation in numerous legal fields, such as Housing Element law, landlord/tenant law, and public benefits law. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2012 and has been practicing law in California since that year.

 


Key practice areas include:

  • Defending the affordable housing needs of low-income residents
  • Defending low-income person’s access to public benefits
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy loan programs (PACE) or HERO program abuses

If you have a legal issue that will affect many people in your community you may call the ICLS toll free number for services at (888)245-4257. 

We take self-referrals or referrals from community-based organizations.

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