Brian Ruben

Brian Ruben, Esq.

Brian Ruben Esq.

Legal Fellow

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Areas of expertise:

Civil rights litigation, community organizing, intersectionality & critical race theory

As a Legal Fellow with CCLP, Brian works with the organization’s legal staff and local agencies, community groups, and legal nonprofits throughout the state to help eligible Coloradans with criminal conviction records seal them from public records searches under Colorado’s recently passed Clean Slate law. In addition to providing direct legal assistance to individuals seeking to seal their records before the automated process is implemented, Brian works with other legal nonprofits and community groups to educate people throughout the state about their eligibility for record sealing and how the automated process will work. Brian also gathers information about how courts statewide currently manage record sealing to support the development of the automated process.

Brian became interested in expanding access to legal services available to low-income people as an undergraduate student at Arizona State University, where he worked as a volunteer community organizer to register voters and to pass an increase in the state’s minimum wage. While at Vanderbilt Law School, Brian honed his legal and community advocacy skills by working as a student attorney in the First Amendment Clinic and as a legal intern with ArchCity Defenders and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.

Brian is thrilled to be working amongst CCLP’s team of dedicated policy and legal experts who share his passion for repairing the world through dismantling systems of racial and economic oppression.