Ora Prochovnick is Director of Litigation and Policy at Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc. Prior to this, Ora served as Director of Clinical and Public Interest Law Programs and as professor of law at John F. Kennedy University. For over 30 years she has specialized in LGBT family law, tenant advocacy and civil rights. Ora was a partner and founding member of Bayside Legal Advocates, a woman-run community law office in the Mission District of San Francisco, and in addition to her teaching continues a private practice in queer family law, with a focus on adoptions, family creation and protection. She has a distinguished history of community service and pro-bono activities, and has received many awards from the State Bar and local bar associations in recognition of her expertise and legal assistance, particularly to the low income community.
She served on the OFC Board for eight years, which included serving as co-chair. She has also served on numerous other boards and committees including active participation in the advisory committee of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Camp It Up! Inc. Ora has been a frequent presenter at workshops and seminars, for both legal professionals and the general public. Without understanding how it happened Ora now finds herself the parent of two young adults, and is supported in everything she does by Rena, her life partner of over thirty-five years (and now legal spouse) and their two daughters, now in their twenties and thirties.