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Christina Heakyung Lee

About Christina Lee

About me

Ms. Lee is a founding partner at Becker& Lee LLP. She received her law degree, Juris Doctor, from King Hall, UC Davis School of Law in 2003, and her university degree, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1999.

Ms. Lee has worked with three immigration law firms in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on all areas of immigration law. She has represented clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit. She has also represented many clients in Federal District Court filing mandamus lawsuits against the U.S. government. Including removal defense, Ms. Lee has experience in asylum, employment based immigration, family based immigration, naturalization applications, hardship and criminal waivers, consular processing, and representing victims of abuse, crimes and human trafficking.

Ms. Lee served on the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) Northern California Council from 2005 to 2011—where she was the Young Lawyer's Division co-coordinator and then the Advocacy co-coordinator where she organized local and national meetings with Congressional representatives to advocate for immigration reform. She is currently a council member of the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council (ILCAC).

Ms. Lee is a mentor attorney for the pro bono asylum program of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR), and a volunteer attorney with Centro Legal de la Raza, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Asian Law Caucus.

During the summer of 2001, Ms. Lee studied international human rights law at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and interned at the World Organization Against Torture in Geneva. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a community advocate at the Asian Law Caucus, a legal services organization in San Francisco. Ms. Lee is the daughter of Korean immigrants - she is fluent in conversational Korean.