Stephanie Fajuri is the Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) in Los Angeles, California. As CLRC Director, Ms. Fajuri provides legal services to people with cancer-related legal issues and has presented over 150 educational trainings on behalf of the CLRC, primarily focusing on topics such as employment rights, access to health care and government benefits, and advance planning. Furthermore, she has overseen the counseling of thousands of cancer patients, caregivers, and health care professionals on the CLRC’s national telephone assistance line, and has developed numerous educational fact sheets and publications covering a wide range of cancer-related legal issues, including the CLRC’s Patient Legal Handbook. Ms. Fajuri has also written articles that have been featured in Coping Magazine and CONQUER: The Patient Voice and has appeared on radio and podcasts discussing legal resources for people with cancer.
Prior to this position, Ms. Fajuri was the CLRC’s Supervising Attorney, Staff Attorney with the CLRC, Development Coordinator with Disability Rights Legal Center, and spent summers working at the Illinois Human Rights Commission and at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. She is an alumna of the Women’s Policy Institute, a leadership and public policy training program sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California, and completed the Nonprofit Partnership’s 2018 Emerging Leaders program.
Ms. Fajuri earned her J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her B.A. in History at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. She is a member of the State Bars of California and New York. She is also a member of Legal Voices, the chorus of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic.