B.A. Goucher College
Helder Hernandez serves as a Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist providing support for Legal Aid’s Intake and Pro Bono Programs. He staffs the intake phone lines to ensure that callers and applicants are connected with the resources they need. Helder also assists with Legal Aid’s walk-in intake hours and the processing of applications for legal assistance.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in January 2021, Helder worked for Erickson Immigration Group and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, where he monitored updates to immigration policy, drafted letters, and compiled documents for foreign nationals to present at consulates abroad under R-1, H-1B, TN, and O-1 visa categories. Helder also has several years of experience in state, local, and federal government positions in areas of policy, advocacy, and community outreach.
Helder holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Goucher College. Outside of his profession, Helder is Chair of the Hispanic Committee and Member of the Parish Council at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Silver Spring, MD. In his role, Helder serves as a leader and liaison of the Hispanic community and diverse cultural groups, facilitating workshops on social justice and bridge communication between individuals and government entities.