June Lee

Director, Immigrants' Rights Legal Services Project °
Phone:
(202) 386-6663
Fax:
(202) 727-2132
June Lee
Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy, Assistant Managing Editor

B.A., cum laude, Bowdoin College

June Lee is the director of the Immigrant Rights Legal Services Project. She oversees Legal Aid's Immigration Law practice and community outreach. June is proficient in Korean and French

Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2018, June spent five years representing survivors of domestic violence and labor trafficking in family law and immigration matters, first at Queens Legal Services and then at Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. From 2015 to 2017, June served as co-chair of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee at the Asian American Bar Association of New York, where she helped establish a free legal advice clinic in Manhattan’s Chinatown. June has also worked as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

June graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Bowdoin College where she received the Goodwin French Prize for best scholar in French. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Policy.

In October 2018, June received the Allies in Justice Award from the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project.

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