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Abigail Rich

Senior Staff Attorney / Clinical Supervisor, Immigration


B.A., Art History, Anthropology, Art Minor Washington University in St. Louis (2009)
Juris Doctor Yale Law School (2016)

Abigail joined EBCLC’s Immigration Practice in 2021. Prior to EBCLC, she was a staff attorney at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, where she helped her clients obtain immigration relief including asylum, adjustment of status (green cards), naturalization, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status, and Violence Against Women Act self-petitions.

She began her legal career as a Liman Fellow with a project focused on the intersection of legal services and mental healthcare for immigrant survivors of trauma. During law school, she interned with the Greater Boston Legal Services Immigration Unit and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and participated in the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC), Immigration Legal Services Clinic, Landlord-Tenant Clinic, and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She serves on the Advisory Council of Organización LGBT de Apoyo y Solidaridad (OLAS) / LGBT Sanctuary Project.