Neal S. Dudovitz
Neal Dudovitz - Executive Director at NLSLA
For nearly 40 years, Neal Dudovitz
has been dedicated to providing meaningful access to justice to our nation's poor.
distinguished career, Neal's commitment to legal services has remained the same: to provide effective individual representation connected to high-impact policy advocacy.
That philosophy has been at the core of Neal's leadership of Neighborhood Legal Services, where, since taking the helm as executive director in 1993, he has worked to develop innovative approaches to address the needs of Los Angeles' diverse communities.
Neal began his career at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, where he specialized in health?and mental health law.
He later joined the National Senior Citizens Law Center, serving as a?staff attorney before taking on the role of deputy director.
While there, he administered and supervised the Los Angeles office and was lead counsel and co-counsel for numerous significant federal district and appellate court cases.
work with the Center also twice brought him to the U.S. Supreme Court
, where he
argued two cases as lead attorney.
career has been highlighted by numerous appointments and awards.
He served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging; was a member of the Lawyer's Advisory for the Legal Aid Association of California.
has also received a Section Achievement Award from the State Bar
of California Legal Services and was named one of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's Top 25 Lawyers.
At NLSLA, Neal
oversees all aspects of the organization's $12 million annual budget, handling program administration, financial operations, fundraising, Board relations and program policy.