Meet our team

Our small team of attorneys has a deep knowledge base and diverse backgrounds in child advocacy, removal defense, immigration, family, and administrative law.

We have worked in small firms, big firms, and non profit organizations and we have been pro bono attorneys and pro bono coordinators. CILA has over 40 years of collective experience that we are pleased to be able to share with the community.

Children's Immigration Law Academy - Yasmin Yavar

Yasmin Yavar

Deputy Director
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Victoria (Vickie) Giambra

Managing Attorney for Technical Assistance & Training
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Laura Egan

Managing Attorney for Pro Bono & Communications
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Nadia Danilovich

Senior Staff Attorney
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Sarena Bhatia

Senior Staff Attorney
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Marissa Barrera

Social Worker
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Brenda Garcia-Carrera

Outreach Associate
Children's Immigration Law Academy - Meredith Linsky

Meredith Linsky

Director of the ABA Commission on Immigration in Washington, DC
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