Virginia, US

Caitlin serves as the firm’s Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. Sponsored full-time by Fragomen, Caitlin focuses on advocacy efforts to enhance the access to and quality of counsel for immigrants in New York. She is responsible for training and mentoring lawyers providing pro bono services, and continuing the critical community education and outreach activities spearheaded by previous Fragomen Fellows.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Caitlin served as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center for three years. In this position, she provided direct representation to low-income immigrants applying for various forms of immigration relief, including asylum, U nonimmigrant status for victims of crime, T nonimmigrant status for survivors of labor and sex trafficking, self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act for abused spouses and children, and Special Immigrant Juvenile status for eligible immigrant youth.

Caitlin speaks English and Spanish.

Education


Yale Law School | J.D., 2013
New York University | B.A., 2006, magna cum laude

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Represented a woman in her individual hearing in Immigration Court after being apprehended while crossing the border. After the judge denied her claim, Caitlin appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals and then to the Second Circuit. The Second Circuit granted the Petition for Review, and the case was remanded.

Delivered “Know Your Rights” presentations for community groups.

Represented detained women and children for a week at the Karnes Detention Facility in Texas.

Represented low-income individuals in both affirmative and defense applications for humanitarian immigration relief.

Helped survivors of gender-based violence and other trauma to seek immigration relief through asylum.