ABOUT RITU

RITU GOSWAMY, ATTORNEY

I pursued being a lawyer as a career as a way to heal others experiencing conflict in their lives. A lawyer is a healer and advocate for when people need help navigating systems, and having their voice heard. By standing up for yourself, you can make a difference in your own life and the lives of others. When people do not understand the law and feel overwhelmed and powerless to express themselves, a lawyer is an expert who can represent them to realize their goals. I use the law as a tool to bring transformation to clients.

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EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Ritu graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a BA degree in Psychology. She then completed a joint graduate degree program at Boston College and earned both a Juris Doctor (JD) from the law school, and a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the School of Social Work. Before starting her own law firm, Ritu worked as a social worker for child protective services and then as an attorney for several prestigious non-profit law firms including The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, and Homeboy Industries.

ORGANIZATIONS

Ritu is a former chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently is the Chair of the Wellness Committee for the chapter. She is on the Board of Directors for Somos Mayfair, a local organization focusing on uplifting the community through leadership and education. Ritu also serves on the Leadership Committee for California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), whose mission is to advance inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians, using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California.

INTERESTS

Ritu is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and regularly teaches yoga at a studio in downtown San Jose. She also is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) and teaches workshops and counsels individual clients about how to live more vibrantly by being in tune with nature. Ritu is a Master Composter and Master Gardener in Santa Clara County, which are educational programs to teach the public about home composting and gardening. Her parents are immigrants from India. She has traveled and studied extensively in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish. Ritu also enjoys hiking, backpacking, cooking, and meditation.

My vision is to use my power as a lawyer, my compassion as a social worker, my insight as a yoga teacher and health counselor, and all of my work and life experience, to help my clients become whole

RITU GOSWAMY