Ericka Garcia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collaborative Justice Partners. She most recently served as the inaugural Director of Pro Bono Partnerships at The Florida Bar Foundation (FBF/Foundation) for 2.5 years prior to opening CJP. To implement an expanded vision for pro bono in Florida, she oversaw the creation of Florida Pro Bono Matters (FPBM), an interactive website allowing attorneys to take pro bono cases through the use of new technology by displaying available cases from multiple pro bono programs at one time.
Ericka has presented on panels at the ABA Equal Justice Conference, LSC’s TIG/ITC conference, Pro Bono Institute’s Annual Conference, and Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Statewide Disabilities Conference. She is a Class IV Fellow of The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy. Ericka is Chair-Elect of the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Ericka began her career at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2009. As a Guardian ad Litem attorney for dependent children with developmental disabilities, Ericka provided holistic representation to approximately 300 children while recruiting and training about 250 pro bono GAL attorneys, lay volunteers, and community partners on a local and statewide level. Ericka currently provides pro bono services through local civil legal aid programs.