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Ora Prochovnick, JD

Ora Prochovnick, JD
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John F. Kennedy University
oprochovnick@jfku.edu
925-969-3356

Professor Prochovnick is a full-time member of the law school’s core faculty since 2008 and is the director of clinical and internship programs for the College of Law. She was previously a professor at New College of Calif. College of Law for 21 years, and was a partner and founding member of Bayside Legal Advocates, a woman-run community law office in the Mission District of San Francisco, where her practice focused on tenant advocacy, non-traditional family law and civil rights litigation. Professor Prochovnick has been frequently recognized for her pro bono contributions, and has received many awards from the State Bar and local bar associations and from community agencies in recognition of her expertise and legal assistance, particularly to the low-income community in the area of housing advocacy, assistance to persons with AIDS, and LGBT rights. She was the recipient of the 1993 State Bar Pro Bono Service Award, the 2003 San Francisco Bar Association Award of Merit, was named a Northern California Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine in 2004 and 2005, and received the Transgender Law Center’s 2008 Community Ally award. In 2014, she received the Harry Morrison Award for Distinguished Teaching from JFKU. Professor Prochovnick has been a frequent presenter at workshops and seminars for both legal professionals and the general public.

 

Education

J.D., New College of California, 1984