Ken Montenegro

Information Technology Director

Los Angeles, CA

I'm a technologist with a law degree who is native to and based in Los Angeles California. I work with social change organizations to plan, evaluate, and implement mission-driven technology solutions. I'm English/Spanish bilingual and have a background in history and comparative literature. Specialties: Inter-group relations, project management, project evaluation, logistics, collaborative technologies, information evaluation

Work Experience

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles

    Information Technology Manager|Mar, 2003Current

    • American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

      Intern|Feb, 2009May, 2009

      Conducted preliminary interviews in English and Spanish of potential declarants for the Southern California Immigrant Rights and National Security unit.

      • Inner City Law Center Taxi Worker Campaign/LATWA

        Intern|Jan, 2009Mar, 2009

        Statutory research regarding a particular industry in 2 US cities.

        • Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project

          Contributor|Sep, 2007Nov, 2008

          Contributed/wrote articles regarding the use of technology as related to the delivery of legal services. My articles/contributions can be found here: http://lsntap.org/taxonomy/term/177

          • Critical Resistance 10 Convening

            Legal Team Member|Sep, 2008Sep, 2008

            Was part of the legal response team for the CR10 conference. Functions included an assessment of a building in the event of a police incident and being on-call in the event legal observers or mediators were required.

            • National Lawyers Guild Human Rights Delegation

              Delegation Member|Feb, 2008Apr, 2008

              Participated in a human rights delegation to Lomas de Poleo outside Cd. Juarez, Mexico as a representative of the SF-NLG. Co-wrote the "Regional Context" section of the report, spoke at the press conference, and translated sections of the report into Spanish.

              • National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Raid Response Team

                Raid Response Intern|Feb, 2008Mar, 2008

                Performed intakes and translation/interpretation to individuals caught up in the Microsolutions immigration raid under the supervision of IRP-NLG attorneys.

                • Wage Justice Center

                  Intern|Sep, 2007Feb, 2008

                  Wrote motions, participated in settlement conferences, translated from spanish to english on matters pertaining to the collection of wages for low-wage immigrant workers.

                  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

                    Information Technology Technician|1999Nov, 2007

                    • US Social Forum

                      Member Security and Legal Team|Apr, 2007Aug, 2007

                      With the help of Immigration Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild and Susan Alva, created travel memo for organizations whose members might be undocumented under Title 8 USC. Also was the point person for out of town legal observers.

                      • Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

                        Information Technology Director|Jan, 2001Dec, 2002

                        • Maternal and Child Health Access

                          Special Projects Coordinator|Feb, 1999Jan, 2001

                          Education

                          • Peoples' College of Law

                            Juris Doctor |20052009

                          Projects