Palmer Lawrence is a Staff Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta. Palmer represents individuals in defensive immigration proceedings, applications for humanitarian based immigration status, and appeals. Palmer seeks to empower her clients and collaborate to fully vindicate their civil and human rights.
Palmer was selected as a member of the inaugural year of the Immigrant Justice Corps, the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. She provided direct representation to LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants at Immigration Equality and served as the primary attorney in launching a new project within the Immigrant Justice Corps representing families who recently entered at the southern border. Previously, Palmer worked as a fellow with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program where she contributed to Deborah Anker’s Law of Asylum in the United Statesand provided representation to asylum seekers at Greater Boston Legal Services.
Palmer is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Michigan Law School, where she focused on international human rights and immigration. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at Georgia State University. Palmer is admitted to practice law in Georgia and New York.