Adriana Rodriguez is an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and team manager of Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA), a TRLA project that serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.
Immediately after law school, Adriana worked with TRLA in Laredo as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She developed a project with Laredo’s Casa de Misericordia to provide legal representation and access to services for undocumented Laredoans who were victims of intimate partner violence and who suffered from mental illness, including substance abuse.
At Texas Law, Adriana participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic and Immigration Clinic, and worked with fellow students as a client liaison on the Domestic Violence Survivor Support Network, a student organization that raised funds to support domestic violence survivors with short-term emergency assistance for bus tickets, utility bills, housing, and childcare. She also served as co-director of Street Law. She worked with American Gateways in Austin and TRLA in Laredo and Austin, and interned in Laredo with the Judge George P. Kazen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.