Lucero Chávez is a Staff Attorney at Public Counsel where she is part of the Immigrant Rights Project. Ms. Chávez represents unaccompanied children in immigration, asylum, family, delinquency, dependency, and probate proceedings. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Ms. Chávez was an Immigrants Rights attorney at the ACLU of Southern California where she focused on impact litigation around immigration enforcement.
Ms. Chávez received her J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School in 2010 and obtained a B.A. in American Literature & Culture and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA in 2007. She is the former Co-Chair of the Berkeley Law Raza Law Students Association, former President of the UC Student Association, worked on briefing for the Inter American Court with the Berkeley Law International Human Rights Clinic, and is a long time volunteer with the YMCA Model Legislature and Court Youth and Government program. Ms. Chávez is also a Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow with the Fellowship for a New California and participated in the Shriver Racial Justice Institute. Ms. Chávez is proud native of Los Angeles from a working class immigrant family