Liya has been in the legal field for more than ten years dedicating all her time to defending human rights. She believes that everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, and that no one is illegal. She is a member of the State Bar of California, and American Immigration Lawyers Association. Also, she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Detention Center Roundtable.
Liya was born and raised in Uzbekistan, where she graduated from Law School and was admitted to the Bar. She worked in the area of human rights law with various organizations, including American Bar Association Europe & Asia Rule of Law Initiative, Open Society Foundation, Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe and with several United Nations projects.
After moving to the United States in 2006, Liya worked for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project as a legal advocate with the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) unit. She completed her Masters in Law (“LLM”,) at the University of California Hastings College of Law. She was admitted to the California State bar in 2010 and began practicing immigration law. In 2012 she established her own firm, the Law Office of Liya Djamilova P.S.
Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish
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|Chair||American Immigration Lawyer's Association of Washington Tacoma EOIR Committee||2015 - Present|
|Vice Chair||American Immigration Lawyer's Association of Washington Tacoma EOIR Committee||2013 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Villacorta Law, P.S.||2010 - 2012|
|VAWA Paralegal||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2010 - Present|
|Northwest Detention Center Roundtable||Outreach Director||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||2010|
|Tashkent State School of Law||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||2003|
|undamentals of Immigration Law seminar||U visa in removal proceedings||2015|
|2015 Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference||Removal 101: Motion to Supress||2015|
|Immigration Fundamentals for Attorneys||Removal Proceedings: an overview||2014|
|AILA September Monthly Meeting||immigration bonds||2014|
|2014 Pacific Northwest Immigration Law Conference||My first BIA appeal||2014|
|NWIRP Presents: An Evening At the Wing Luke Asian Museum||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||2013|