Curriculum Vitae : Cecilia A. Rodríguez

Cecilia was 8 years old when decided she wanted to be a lawyer. After her father suffered a work related injury, she knew she wanted to represent those with limited access to the judicial system. During her father’s personal injury case, Cecilia became the spokesperson for her family and was often pulled out of school for attorney-client meetings.

Cecilia has worked in immigration and injury cases at the clinical level and with the Arns Law Firm's clients, representing those seeking asylum and naturalization as well as clients involved in litigation. Her experience and her fluency in Spanish allow her to successfully represent our Spanish-speaking client base.

EDUCATION

University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, CA
Juris Doctor, May 2011
CALI Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Justice and Immigration Clinic, Spring 2011
Honors Moot Court, Summer 2010
Hispanic National Bar Association, Vice-President
Successfully completed a 42-hour mediation training, Spring 2010

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Law & Society and Chicano Studies, June 2003
U.C. Study Abroad Program - Madrid Spain, Summer 2002
Hermanas Unidas Scholar of the Year, 2001-2002
Hermanas Unidas, Co-Chair 2002-2003
UCSB Hermanas Unidas Alumni Association, Executive Chair, 2004-2006


LANGUAGES/SKILLS/ASSOCIATIONS

Fluent in both spoken and written Spanish
Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Mexican American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Arns Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
Attorney, December 2012 to present
Litigation Management, August 2011 – December 2012
Law Clerk, Summer 2009
Discovery Legal Assistant, September 2003 - August 2008

University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, CA
Hearing Representative for Justice and Immigration Clinic, August 2010-May 2011

Instituto Laboral de La Raza, San Francisco, CA
Volunteer, February 2008 – June 2008