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

Sang Banh, Esq. is the Practice Group Director of the Systemic/Impact litigation practice group at Inland Counties Legal Services Inc.  Her work focuses on impact litigation involving a broad array of legal issues including Housing Element Law, public benefits and section 8 housing.  She has practiced law in California for 16 years in and has been with ICLS for 13 years.

 

Guy Burgwin, Esq. is a staff attorney practicing out of the Rancho Cucamonga office.  He graduated from Western State University College of Law.  Guy has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from CSU Fullerton.   He was admitted to practice law on December 3, 1982.  Guy has been with ICLS for 22 years.  Guy helps seniors with their legal issues and clients with family law problems.

 

Rebecca K. Eckley, Esq.  is a staff attorney with the Systemic/Impact Litigation Practice Group, where she focuses on civil litigation on a wide range of issues, including Housing Element law and public benefit law.  Rebecca conducts community outreach and represents ICLS at multiple Collabratives with community based organizations in the Coachella Valley. Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern Law School in 2015, where she was a staff editor on Southwestern Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board of Governors. She worked in civil defense litigation with a focus on law and motion before joining ICLS in 2017.

 

Anthony Kim, Esq. 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.