Camila is the co-founder and CEO of People Clerk.
As an attorney, she had family and friends reaching out to her with their legal disputes. What she quickly realized was that many of the disputes were “small claims” disputes as they related to security deposits, contracts, and car accidents. She was passionate in finding a way to give people the legal help they needed as they navigated the bureaucratic court process that placed barriers at each step of the way. With her co-founder, Gustavo Lozano, an engineer, they launched People Clerk to help litigants navigate the court system in an easy and affordable way. Camila has designed the People Clerk platform so that people can learn how to pursue their lawsuit on their own. She does not provide legal advice to clients, but when they do need legal advice, she refers them to independent attorneys.
Her mission is to highlight the struggles of self represented litigants when interacting with courts and government agencies. She hopes that with her advocacy, systemic change can occur so that the self represented litigant has a chance of obtaining an equal opportunity to exercise their legal rights.
She has a passion for out of court resolution of disputes as she is a certified mediator. She served in the leadership of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team while in law school and is an active volunteer mediator mediating small claims disputes filed in California courts.
She has previously worked in plaintiff’s mass torts litigation (she still aspires to be the next Erin Brokovich) and has also worked for the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection at the Office of the New York State Attorney General. While in law school, she received the Mark Whitlock Scholarship for her effort, energy, spirit, and initiative that strengthened student life at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
She was born in Cartagena, Colombia and has lived in Texas, Florida, New York, and California. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, go bears!
She is still working on teaching her intern, Galileo, how to not to not sit on her work chair each time she gets up. You can find her paddle boarding in Marina del Rey on the weekends!