Jocelyn Cazares, ESQ.

Staff Attorney

Prior to moving to Washington D.C. and joining CAIR coalition, Jocelyn Cazares represented incompetent people and families impacted by the family separation policy in removal proceedings at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles. She previously completed a fellowship with Public Counsel where she represented unaccompanied children in state and removal proceedings. Jocelyn also completed externships as various indigent defense offices including the Bronx Defenders, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and the Los Angeles County Public Defender Office.

Jocelyn earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was selected as a Lowenstein Fellow due to her extraordinary commitment to social justice and human rights, and a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in English from the University of California, Berkeley.