Bill Kennedy is the former Managing Attorney of Legal Services of Northern
California in Sacramento. He has spent decades serving low-income families at California Rural Legal Assistance, Channel Counties Legal Assistance and LSNC.
His has handled major litigation under Title VII, Section 1983 challenges to the police practices of the INS, Border Patrol and cases that examine the nexus between land use and civil rights.
During the past 15 years, he has pursued the ideal of community-based practice that seeks to create institutions of change soundly in the control of his clients. He has served as counsel to ACORN, The Sacramento Valley Organizing Community (an IAF affiliate), The Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights, Asian Resources, and many other neighborhood organizations.