Ruby Kazi, an attorney with McManis Faulkner, was recently elected president of the Asian Law Alliance (ALA), a non-profit organization that provides legal services to Santa Clara County’s low income population, particularly within the Asian/Pacific Islander community.
Prior to the election, Kazi served as ALA’s vice-president for two years and as secretary the year before. As president, she is charged with leading the board of directors in raising funds through its 37th Anniversary Dinner to be held on March 28, 2014. The Anniversary Dinner is ALA’s annual fundraising event that raises the greatest amount of unrestricted funds for the organization.
“I am honored to serve as ALA’s president. Since its founding, the non-profit organization has become a cornerstone in providing accessible legal services to the Bay Area’s large Asian/Pacific Islander community,” said Kazi. “I am also grateful that, as a firm, McManis Faulkner has been very supportive of my volunteer commitment to ALA, contributing numerous resources to its programs.”
In her practice, Kazi focuses on business litigation, trust and probate litigation, civil rights and criminal defense matters. She represents individuals and businesses in all stages of a case, in both state and federal courts. Kazi has experience obtaining favorable results for her clients through mediation and trial, as well as at the appellate level. She also assists in non-profit corporate formation.
In addition to ALA, Kazi is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the William A. Ingram Inn of Court and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley.
Kazi earned her J.D. from Drake University Law School (2003) and her B.S. from Northwestern University (2000).
For over 35 years, the Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process and access to basic human and legal rights.