LatinoJustice Hires New Lawyer for Orlando Office

Kira Romero-Craft Joins LatinoJustice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2017

Contact: John Garcia, Director of Communications, 212-739-7513, 917-673-9095 or jgarcia@latinojustice.org

Kira Romero-Craft, an experienced lawyer in immigration and juvenile justice issues, has joined LatinoJustice PRLDEF as an associate counsel. Romero-Craft will be based in the organization’s Orlando office serving the entire Southeast region of the country.

Romero-Craft will focus on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, employment discrimination and criminal justice reform. She began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works fellow for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida where she focused on representation of undocumented immigrant children in juvenile and immigration court.

“Our work in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina has been an important addition to the protection of civil and human rights of Latino communities nationwide at LatinoJustice. We are happy to have Ms. Romero-craft join our team,” noted Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel

Romero-Craft has organized collaborations with the private bar and law schools to lead pro bono clinics to address gaps in representation for indigent clients applying for immigration status under humanitarian benefits. Prior to joining LatinoJustice, she was the Program Director for the Children's Legal program at Americans for Immigrant Justice where she led a team of lawyers representing immigrant children in dependency and removal proceedings. Romero-Craft is the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter.

Our community in the southeast region has an urgent need for the advancement and protection of Latino Civil Rights,” said Romero-Craft. “It is a privilege to join the talented LatinoJustice team during this critical time.”

Romero-Craft has already played a critical role in helping LatinoJustice organize a national convening of lawyers, advocates, refomers and academics in Orlando on April 18-19 called, Latinos and the Criminal Justice System. Speakers and attendees are coming throughout the United States to discuss issues related to Latinos and the criminal justice reform. See ww.bitly.com/latinocjfl for more information.

Romero-Craft lived in New York City’s upper west side prior to moving to Central Florida with her family. She is a graduate of Rollins College and the Florida State University, College of Law.

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