Since joining the California State Bar in 1984 Luz has worked in a number of settings that have afforded her the opportunity to work on behalf of persons who have limited access to legal services. She has represented the interests of low and lower income families, persons with disabilities and immigrants who are limited or non-English speaking. In addition to her work with individuals, Luz has been active with the ACLU and other entities that further individual rights.
Today Luz is the Executive Director of the Law Center for Families. LCFF strives to meet the legal service needs of low-income families and individuals in Alameda County. They provide individual representation, advice, referrals and community education concerning: housing rights, family law/domestic violence, consumer law, economic support/public benefits, and language access. They also work for systemic change through impact litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy.