Camila joined Elkind Alterman Harston in October 2011, after completing a two year clerkship with the Denver Immigration Court, through the DOJ Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Prior to working at the Immigration Court, Camila was a staff attorney at The Door’s Legal Services Center in New York City, where she represented immigrant youth before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, as well as in New York State family courts.
She conducted trainings on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and provided mentorship to attorneys representing immigrant youth throughout New York State. She further facilitated access to education and health care for undocumented youth in the city.
Camila earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2007, where she completed externships with the employment unit at Greater Boston Legal Services, with the Immigrant Defense Project in New York City, and with the U.S. District Court for the Federal District of Puerto Rico.
Before entering law school, Camila taught high school Spanish in Washington, DC, was as an immigration paralegal at Ayuda, Inc. and worked on refugee resettlement issues for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Camila received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in 1998 and is fluent in Spanish. She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Camila currently chairs the AILA-EOIR Liaison Committee and is an active mentor to Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network’s pro bono counsel.
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