Lam Ho Community Activism Law Alliance
Lam Ho is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA), an organization committed to uniting lawyers and activists to help underserved communities access justice and pursue social change. Prior to CALA, he was a staff attorney at Equip for Equality, where he defended the civil rights of people with disabilities. Previously, Ho worked at Chicago’s Legal Assistance Foundation where he established and ran 10 community-based clinics providing free legal services to youth and their families on the west side of Chicago. He was an Echoing Green Global Fellow and Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow, and has received numerous awards for his public service work. Ho was previously Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Response Review Panel for the State of Illinois, and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Law Project, which provides pro bono transactional legal services needed to strengthen Chicago communities. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and graduate degrees from Brown University and the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar and Sub-Dean of Wadham College.