N. Brenda Rivera-López
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., Florida international University
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law
Brenda Rivera-López is Supervising Attorney at the Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, where she has practiced public interest law since 1997. Her first position there was as a project attorney (1997-2001) hired to establish a satellite office of Legal Aid in Homestead, Florida, to handle a high-volume practice specializing in domestic violence and family law matters. There she also trained service providers and victim advocates and reached out to the South Dade community by doing educational presentations and appearing on local radio shows. In 2000, she was recognized as the Victim Service Professional of the Year. Since 2001, Ms. Rivera-López has been Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid, planning and developing programs; writing grant proposals and handling all aspects of grant administration; hiring, training, supervising, and managing Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit staff; coordinating the Unit's service delivery; and marketing the services of the Unit through community outreach. At St. Thomas University School of Law, she teaches the classroom components of the Family Court Clinic, the Criminal-Civil Field Placement Clinic, and the Criminal Practice Clinic.