Joseph TobenerChrista Conry is an associate at the Tobener Ravenscroft. In 2009, she earned her undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in French, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she was named to the Dean’s List for each year of attendance. Ms. Conry went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Ms. Conry was the Managing Editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal and member of the nationally ranked Mock Trial Team. She twice received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and Witkin Award for Excellence. While completing her law degree, Ms. Conry focused on social justice issues, externing for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Equal Rights Advocates. She discovered her passion for tenant rights as a law clerk for the Tobener Ravenscroft starting in summer 2014.

EDUCATION

JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
BA, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Articles

Tenants with Disabilities

August 23, 2017

Understanding Your Rights as a Tenant with a Disability Covered Disabilities Disabled tenants are protected against housing discrimination by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). FEHA defines disability broadly to include both physical and mental impairments, including:  HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, epilepsy, heart disease, […] Read More

Resident Managers

When Managers Are Required Apartment buildings with sixteen or more units must have a resident manager. Resident Apartment Managers as Licensees To have tenant protections, a resident manager must be more than just an employee/licensee.  In rent-controlled jurisdictions, managers not considered tenants can be forced to leave when their employment is terminated. Read More

Landlord Sexual Harassment

November 16, 2010

Landlord Sexual Harassment Under California law, a tenant can recover against a landlord for sexual harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act or the Unruh Civil Rights Act.  Brown v. Smith, 55 Cal. App. 4th 767 (1997) and Civil Code § 51 et seq. Unruh Civil Rights Act To prove a claim for sexual harassment […] Read More