Brigit Greeson Alvarez
WLALA & WLALA Foundation Communications Officer
Brigit Greeson Alvarez is a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (“LAFLA”). Prior to LAFLA, she was the principal attorney at her own boutique immigration law firm for over 10 years. She collaborated in drafting several California state laws advancing the human rights of immigrants, including SB 873 (provision of legal services to unaccompanied minors); SB 674 (establishing statewide guidance for crime victims in securing “U” visa certifications); and SB 6 (allocating funds for legal representation of immigrants in removal proceedings statewide). She secured a published decision in Rendon v. Holder, 764 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2014); and successfully argued against the petition for en banc rehearing. 782 F.3d 466 (9th Cir. 2015). Brigit proudly served as an adjunct professor with the Asylum & Refugee Law Clinic at Pepperdine University School of Law alongside the Hon. Bruce J. Einhorn (retired). She earned her B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature from Columbia University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law (Epstein Program for Public Interest Law & Policy, Critical Race Studies). She regularly trains practitioners locally and nationally on immigration law. She is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration & Nationality Law Section, and a current member of the Racial Justice & Equality Advisory Council of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She enjoys training law students and mentoring new attorneys on removal defense and building elaborate Lego sets with her six-year old son Auggie.