Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
Juliana Chereji is from the San Francisco, Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in History with concentrations in Law and Society and Latino Studies from Cornell University and a J.D. from Stanford University.
While in law school, Ms. Chereji was on the Executive Board of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association and was a member of the Women of Color Action Network. As a 2L and 3L, Ms. Chereji represented clients at the Stanford Community Law Clinic. At the Community Law Clinic, Ms. Chereji also participated in community outreach initiatives and provided undocumented day laborers with education about their employment rights. Ms. Chereji was a summer associate at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, CA and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in New York, NY.
Prior to joining BDS, Ms. Chereji was a litigation associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in New York City. She later realized that her long-term goals involved a career in public interest and joined the Brooklyn Family Defense Project in 2009. Ms. Chereji is fluent in Spanish and primarily represents Spanish-speaking respondents in BDS’s Family Defense Practice.