Marin Independent Journal
By Adrian Rodriguez
A San Anselmo lawyer has been hired as the first female executive director of Bay Area Legal Aid, an Oakland-headquartered nonprofit public interest law firm.
After 17 years with the firm, called BayLegal for short, Genevieve Richardson stepped into her new role this month, managing the $18 million firm that serves residents from Napa to Silicon Valley. Richardson began as a staff attorney in 2001, focusing on family law, domestic violence prevention and immigration, and most recently served as managing attorney of BayLegal’s Contra Costa, Marin and Napa county offices. In her last role, Richardson founded and led the firm’s regional pro bono program.