Julia r. wilson
Chief Executive Officer, OneJustice
Julia R. Wilson leads OneJustice’s innovation work to bring life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice’s current program priorities include building strong private-public partnerships to increase pro bono services and supporting the nonprofit management skills of legal services leaders and boards of directors. Ms. Wilson started her legal career in 1998 providing direct legal services to low-income children and families at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, including as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and as Legal Aid’s inaugural Pro Bono Director. She then served as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) before becoming OneJustice’s CEO in 2007.
Ms. Wilson received a 2017 Leadership Award from the James Irvine Foundation, was named one of the 2012 Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal for her leadership at OneJustice, and received a 2010 CLAY (California Lawyer of the Year) Award from California Lawyer magazine. She is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Equal Justice Works. Her current work at OneJustice focuses on applying innovation practices and design thinking to the thorny problem of how to expand civil legal aid to reach the millions of Californians suffering from legal barriers to basic needs.