Rebecca Spira

Staff Attorney

Rebecca joined CAIR Coalition in 2019. She works in the Detained Adults Project Universal Representation Program, providing direct representation to detained noncitizens in removal proceedings. While in law school, Rebecca interned with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Immigrant and Workers’ Rights Practice Group. She spent a semester as a legal extern for the Honorable John Robert Blakey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. As a law student, Rebecca helped organize and lead her law school’s first pro bono service trip the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where she and twelve other students prepared asylum seekers for Credible Fear Interviews before the Asylum Office.

Rebecca graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law and holds a B.A. from Colorado College. Prior to law school, Rebecca worked as a legal assistant at Maria Baldini-Potermin and Associates, P.C. a private immigration firm in Chicago.