Sally Kinoshita is the ILRC’s Deputy Director based in San Francisco. She has worked at the ILRC since 2001 and currently manages a number of ILRC’s programs, oversees the ILRC’s marketing and grants work, and leads collaboratives of legal services providers, community based organizations and other sectors. She has co-authored a number of publications including The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime (ILRC), The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants (ILRC), Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges (ILRC), and Application of Protection Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Crime under U.S. Law to Persons Physically Present in the U.S. Territories (Family Violence Prevention Fund).
Sally earned her law degree from the University of California at Davis. She is admitted to the California bar and is conversant in Spanish.
Amalia Wille is an associate at Van Der Hout LLP in San Francisco, California. Her practice focuses on removal defense, immigration law and crimes, complex motions to reopen, and representing immigrants before the federal courts. She also specializes in immigration detention issues and is co-class counsel in Aleman-Gonzalez v. Sessions, the class-action case that mandates prolonged detention bond hearings for individuals detained pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1231(a)(6) in the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves on the national Asylum and Refugee Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and on AILA’s Amicus Committee. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and Georgetown University.
Valerie Anne Zukin is the Legal Director for the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ), a regional collaborative for providing coordination, advocacy, and legal services to the immigrant community in California, with a focus on individuals who are in, and who face, detention. CCIJ is comprised of organizations and agencies dedicated to protecting the due process rights and ensuring access to counsel for all immigrants in California, and particularly to support communities in the San Francisco Immigration Court’s jurisdiction. In this role, Zukin facilitates sharing best practices and strategy around litigation and advocacy and provides technical assistance and training. She also serves as the lead coordinator for the AILA Mesa Verde Pro Bono Project for recent-arrival asylum seekers and administers the pro bono Attorney of the Day Program for the detained dockets at the San Francisco Immigration Court. Before joining JDC in 2017, she practiced at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale LLP from 2011 to 2017, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from 2007 to 2011, where she represented clients in complex immigration matters before the immigration agencies and federal courts. Valerie received her B.A. from Haverford College and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School.