Alice N. Barrett, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Alice joined CAIR Coalition in 2018 and serves as a staff attorney for adults held in immigration detention in both Virginia and Maryland.

Prior to joining CAIR Coalition, Alice worked as an associate at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, where she represented asylum seekers as part of her pro bono practice.  She was previously sponsored by the American Society of International Law as a Helton Fellow in Kigali, Rwanda.  Alice has also served as a student attorney in Georgetown’s Center for Applied Legal Studies Asylum Clinic and as a legal intern for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights, and the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia.  Prior to law school, she interned for the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and was a Fulbright Fellow in Guatemala.

Alice obtained her J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she was also a Global Law Scholar, Public Interest Fellow, and recipient of the Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies.  She holds a B.A. from Georgia State University in Psychology.  She is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia, with her work in Virginia and Maryland limited to representation before federal agencies.