About Sara Matlin
Sara graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She’s a licensed attorney in the State of California. Most recently, she served as Senior Bilingual Counsel with Bolder Advocacy at Alliance for Justice. Before that, she was a legal aid attorney for tenants and domestic violence survivors, a Spanish/English interpreter, and a community organizer.
Sara is the leader of the ACLU – North Peninsula Chapter’s Rapid Response Team and a founder of the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights. The ACLU of Northern California honored Sara with the 2023 Lola Hanzel Courageous Advocacy Award, which recognizes “individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to civil liberties by giving generously of their time, talents, and support to preserve and defend the Bill of Rights.”
Legal and Nonprofit Experience
Matlin Legal Supports Nonprofits
Sara recognizes that your organization’s staff and volunteers are the experts in your issues and your community. You have the right to tell policymakers what rules, laws and investments are most equitable and effective.
Whether your organization is new to advocacy or experienced in the public policy arena, Sara’s practical approach to nonprofit advocacy rights and compliance honors your experience, as well as your limited time and resources. She supports 501(c)(3)s and (c)(4)s that are ramping up their lobbying and voter engagement, as well as foundations making grants to advance equity.
Types of organizations we assist
Who benefits from Matlin Legal’s workshops and guidance? Almost everyone in your organization!
Matlin Legal’s priorities
Sara is particularly passionate about supporting organizations and funders that promote equity. Matlin Legal’s consulting rates and workshop fees are on a sliding scale. Your budget is one factor in determining your workshop cost. We also take into account additional factors, including the following priorities:
Priority factors for organizations
Priority factors for foundations
Get answers to your questions!
Schedule one free consultation with Sara (per organization)