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Jennie Kneedler, Staff Attorney

Jennie Kneedler is a staff attorney with the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration.

Jennie Kneedler is a staff attorney with the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration.

Jennie Kneedler is a staff attorney with the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration in Washington, D.C.  During the last several months, Ms. Kneedler has worked at one of the Commission's two direct service projects on the Southern border, the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project ("ProBAR").  ProBAR serves detained adults and unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the busiest migration sector along the Southwest border.  While at ProBAR, Ms. Kneedler met with and assisted adults in immigration detention who had been separated from their children.  Before joining the Commission, Ms. Kneedler was an associate at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP and a Senior Trial Counsel with the Federal Programs Branch in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.  Ms. Kneedler also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Keith P. Ellison, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.  Ms. Kneedler received her A.B. in History from Bowdoin College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.