Place Category: Accepts Detention Cases, Asylum, Citizenship / Naturalization, DACA/DAPA, Deportation / Removal Proceedings, Family Petitions, Juvenile Representation, LGBTQ Immigrants, U-Visa Petitions, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Veronica Barba is a partner at Lucas & Barba, LLP in Los Angeles, where she represents clients with a wide range of removal defenses in detained and non-detained settings. She is the former Director of the ABA Immigration Justice Project (IJP) in San Diego. Ms. Barba was with the IJP since its inception in 2008, first serving as the Legal Orientation Program Attorney. Ms. Barba is a graduate of the University of Arizona, School of Law and the University of California Los Angeles. She previously worked for the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Los Angeles, California. She has been a speaker at various conferences and trainings for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Vera Institute of Justice, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, as well as other community groups and school venues. She has been recognized as one of the Best Young Attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript and is a member of the Southern California and San Diego AILA Chapters. She also serves on the AILA National Annual Conference Planning Committee.
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University of Arizona School of Law
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University of California Los Angeles, B.A.
Professional Work Experience (1)
Directing Attorney, American Bar Association Immigrant Justice Project (6 years)
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Law Clerk, Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law (1 year)