Attorney Bhashini Weerasinghe is a distinguished practitioner who is dedicated to giving back to her community. Born in Sri Lanka and growing up in Los Angeles, she brings a global perspective that generates both practical and insightful solutions to any legal issue. Through her practice, leadership, and volunteer work, she works enthusiastically to better the lives of her clients and her community.
University of California, Berkeley | Political Science, Bachelor of Arts
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts | Juris Doctor
Staff Attorney for San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
During her tenure with SDVLP, she was responsible for providing legal assistance to terminally ill clients with a wide variety of civil legal matters such as debt relief, landlord tenant, estate planning, and administrative appeals for government benefits. She oversaw a caseload of over 150 active on-going cases at any given time, and provided services throughout San Diego County through monthly and weekly legal clinics. She coordinated a team of volunteer attorneys and law students to produce high quality free legal services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in San Diego.
Volunteer Attorney for Casa Cornelia Law Center
Bhashini handled political asylum cases for indigent clients, where she made multiple appearances before the United States Immigration Court.
During law school and prior to entering law school, Bhashini had participated in a variety of different internships, including but not limited to, the District Attorney’s office and Massachusetts Appellate Tax board (a quasi-judicial adjudicative body). For a full bio of her previous experience, please see her LinkedIn Page.