Mica Llerandi

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director, Tribal Legal Development Clinic

Mica Llerandi (Diné/Navajo) is the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director of the UCLA Tribal Legal Development Clinic at UCLA School of Law.  She previously worked as a Senior Attorney at California Tribal Families Coalition where she worked on Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal child welfare, and California dependency matters.

Llerandi was a staff attorney at California Indian Legal Services where she worked on a variety of legal matters, including American Indian Probate Reform Act wills, ICWA cases, administering tribal elections, and code development. Llerandi also previously worked as a domestic violence attorney on the Navajo Nation with DNA-People's Legal Services, as a deputy prosecutor with the Gila River Indian Community, and as a guardian ad litem on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.  She also served as an attorney with Children’s Legal Services of San Diego where she represented minors in dependency cases.

Llerandi received her B.A. at Yale University and her J.D. at University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.