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Rebecca Watson

Managing Director

As both an attorney and social justice advocate, Rebecca Watson has devoted her career to assisting low-income clients access critical public benefits. In her legal practice Rebecca focused on ensuring that vulnerable individuals and families were able to access the resources they needed to thrive, specializing in Social Security law and representing clients access and understand complex social services systems. That experience has continued to inform her work advocating for systems change in social service delivery.

She led a technical assistance team that partnered with Los Angeles County in building their countywide disability benefits advocacy program. She has extensive experience designing trainings and has trained hundreds of advocates in California about the Social Security system and how to effectively advocate for clients. Rebecca is passionate about helping clients navigate complex systems and helping the public sector make systems work for their communities. 

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Previous Experience

Directing Attorney, Inner City Law Center

Expertise and Skills

Social Security Laws & Regulations, Administrative Law, Public Benefits Access, Navigating Complex Bureaucracies, Policy Analysis, Participant-Centered Program Design, Trauma-Informed Lawyering, Non-Profit Management

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