Regional Center of the East Bay
Arthur Lipscomb - Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
Celeste Palmer - Associate CRA
Arthur Lipscomb - All of my life I have been committed to advocating for the rights of traditionally underserved and disadvantaged communities, with a particular interest in the educational rights of children. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. I majored in Legal Studies with a minor in Education. While at Berkeley, I had the opportunity to work for two years at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office as a legal intern. I also devoted much of my time to outreach, tutoring and youth mentoring so I could help and motivate young people to get a college education.
I earned my Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law. In law school, I worked as a legal extern for the Yolo County Office of Court Counsel and was an intern at Consumers Union. I also participated with my law school’s Pro Bono program and volunteered my time at an Employment Law Clinic.
I first began advocating for persons with disabilities while serving as a CAP Advocate for Legal Services of Northern Ca. I started working for OCRA in 2003, after two years working for LSNC.
I am honored to serve as the Clients’ Rights Advocate for the Regional Center of the East Bay and look forward to being of service.