- Volunteered with the Homeless Prevention Law Project
Advocating for this community in Benefits Hearings and negotiating for safe places to sleep.
- Volunteered with through VITA
program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
- Volunteered at the Guatemalan Unity Information Agency
helping immigrants with education and social services
Monica went into practice following law school and has since been practicing for 14 years. While in practice she has participated in:
- “Ya Es Hora Campaign”
The ya es hora ¡Ciudadanía!
Campaign was born of the pro-immigrant marches of 2006. To translate the mass momentum into action, the goal was simple - to inform, educate and motivate the millions of eligible legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. Citizenship. Over 400 organizations nationwide contributed to ya es hora
's success in surpassing its lofty goal of motivating over 1,000,000 legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship. Approximately 1.4 million people applied by the end of Fiscal Year 2007.
Today, the campaign continues to engage eligible legal permanent residents in the naturalization process to become US citizens. By becoming US citizens, Latinos can fully participate in the American democratic process.
- Recognized by Congressman Mark Takano for participation in Ya Es Hora Campaign
- Volunteered time to Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association
this organization helps community with The Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Inc. (IELLA), is a non-profit legal service provider. IELLA's mission has been to provide free legal services for the poor and underprivileged residents of the Inland Empire via it's volunteer attorneys and staff. All of the services are rendered totally free of charge in an effort to ease the financial burden of the already disenfranchised individuals.
- Served as a Mediator
in Civil Cases San Bernardino County
- Member of State Bar, San Bernardino County Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, East/West Family Law Council.