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Cynthia L. Rice is currently a Director of Litigation, Advocacy and Training for California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) and a part-time litigation coordinator for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Labor and Civil Rights Litigation Project. Ms. Rice received her B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1976 and her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1979. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1979 and to the Hawaii Bar in 1995. Ms. Rice has specialized in Labor and Employment rights in private practice and as a legal aid attorney for Community Legal Services (now Legal Services of Santa Clara County), Marin County Legal Aid, and CRLA. Ms. Rice has represented thousands of workers in administrative and court proceedings involving labor and employment rights. Additionally she has successfully litigated cases against a variety of state agencies, including California’s Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the California Labor Commissioner forcing them to comply with timeliness and access mandates under state and federal laws protecting workers’ rights. She has appeared before the California Supreme Court and various appellate courts on behalf of workers. As a CRLA Foundation employee she has provided technical assistance to lobbyists and legislators on a variety of labor bills including PAGA and SB 1818 which provided protections for immigrants under Labor Code § 1171.5 and related sections. Ms. Rice has been actively involved in developing litigation strategies under state and federal laws for the enforcement of basic labor and employment rights for California low wage workers since 1979. She is a CELA Board member and a member of the Board of Centro De Los Derechos Del Migrantes.