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Kathleen M. Maloney

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Immigration Law Unit
New York, NY, USA


Kathleen Maloney is a member of the Youth Project at the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit.  The Youth Project runs a monthly Juvenile Docket at 26 Federal Plaza.  Kathleen represents unaccompanied immigrant children in federal courts, family courts and administrative proceedings.  In addition to providing direct representation to children in immigration court who are facing removal from the United States, Kathleen conducts outreach in immigrant communities.  She has taught an externship at Columbia Law School on Unaccompanied Immigrant.  She also provides trainings for judges, pro bono lawyers, law students and city officials.  Prior to this, Kathleen represented over a thousand children who were abused, neglected or abandoned by their caretakers.  She advocated for her clients outside of court in all areas, including:  housing, education, immigration and the provision of social services.  Kathleen has been with The Legal Aid Society since 2004.  Kathleen is a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and admitted in New York.  She has her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.  While attending Wake Forest, she was presented with the prestigious Deans’ Leadership Award for the contributions she made to her law school and the surrounding community.  Kathleen received her B.A. from American University.
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