Lynette Parker has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000, and she also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. She provides technical support to attorneys on political asylum, VAWA, U visa and T visa cases. She has authored a law review article published by Georgetown Immigration Law Journal titled “Increasing Law Students Effectiveness When Representing Traumatized Clients: A Case Study of the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.”
Prior to joining the KGACLC, Parker worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes who are petitioning for U visas, and victims of human trafficking who are petitioning for T visas. Parker spent three years of her childhood in Puerto Rico and five years in India. She has traveled to China, Nicaragua, Chiapas, Mexico, and Colombia, and is fluent in Spanish.
J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1986
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1982
Affiliations and Honors
- Member, Executive Committee of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
- Member, Bay Area Coalition for Immigrant Victims of Crimes