Yoliara “Yoli” Ramos

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Yoliara “Yoli” Ramos

J.D., cum laude, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law Journal of Law and Technology, Senior Note and Comment Editor

B.S., University of Central Florida

Yoliara “Yoli” Ramos is a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit. Yoli represents survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order cases and other family law matters. She is fluent in Spanish.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in August 2019, Yoli clerked in the Magistrate Judge’s Chambers at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the Honorable Tanya M. Jones Bosier and the Honorable Jorge Vila. During her clerkship, Yoli worked on cases involving child support and abuse and neglect.
Yoli also clerked at the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland for the Honorable Dorothy M. Engel from 2016 to 2018, where she primarily handled matters involving custody, child support, and divorce.

Yoli graduated with a B.S. from the University of Central Florida in 2012. She earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2016, where she participated in the Families and the Law Clinic representing survivors in domestic violence cases. During Law School, Yoli was also a Senior Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology. Upon graduating from CUA Law, she received the Pro Bono Service Highest Honors Award for her pro bono work during law school and the Law School Alumni Association Award for her academic excellence, participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities, and dedication to the law school, university, and community.

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