Amelia (Amy) Friedman is a staff attorney with the ABA’s Children Immigration Law Academy, which is based in Houston. Immediately after graduating from law school, Amy was a fellow with the Justice Center’s Texas Title Project, an innovative title-clearing project designed to provide low-income disaster survivors with the chance to move to higher opportunity neighborhoods. Amy worked in the Houston and East Texas with families recovering from Hurricane Ike.
Following her fellowship, Amy clerked for U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. She then joined Mehri & Skalet in Washington, D.C. as a Find Justice Fellow, focusing on the civil rights, employment discrimination, wage and hour, insurance and healthcare, whistleblower, and consumer protection aspects of the firm’s practice. She was later a litigation associate with Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles and with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Houston.
At Texas Law, Amy participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, the Immigration Clinic, and the Capital Punishment Clinic. She was active in Youth Court, serving on the board for two years. As the administrative editor of the Texas Law Review, she helped launch TLR’s pro bono initiative. She interned with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Weslaco and Texas Appleseed in Austin.