Payal Sinha

Payal Sinha has earned her Master of Law (LL.M) degree at the University of Southern California. She is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and an advocate committed to improving access to services and justice systems for vulnerable communities through the chambers of legislators, being one of the current American Bar Association Family Law Section Diversity Fellows, and a Women in Policy distinguished alumna, where she worked with legislators and state agencies to draft two California bills AB 865: Mandatory CSEC training for Resource families (Approved by Governor in October 2019) and SB 493: Gender Equity in Education: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, a bill that will protect California students' civil rights (Approved by Governor in Oct 2020), and has been awarded California Senate Certificate.

She currently serves as an Executive Board Member at the California Lawyer's Association and as an advisor for the California Young Lawyer's Association. Through her legal practice, she has been committed to representing survivors of interpersonal violence in legal matters includes assistance with Immigration cases, Restraining Orders, and Family Law Cases at the State and Federal Court. She volunteers her time as Editor in Chief for Monthly Immigration Updates for International Law and Immigration Section.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she is fluent in both Hindi and English. Her efforts have always been focused on making resources available to those, who are traditionally limited in their access to courts and those with limited financial resources. She currently serves as SAAHAS for Causes, a nonprofit, where she works toward fostering cross-sector collaborations and designing policy and protocols responsive to the unique needs of diverse communities and also is associated with various pro bono causes.