Emily Rivard, Associate Attorney
Emily is passionate about immigration law and finding solutions to complex immigration issues. She believes that each immigrant has a unique story, and enjoys learning about each individual in order to provide the best representation possible.
A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law in New York, Emily spent the majority of her law school career dedicated to the study and practice of immigration law. A proud alumna of Hofstra Law’s Political Asylum Clinic, she successfully represented a client through every stage of an asylum application, and her client was ultimately granted asylum. Emily was an active member of Hofstra’s Moot Court Board, and enjoyed competing in several competitions.
Selected to participate in a summer law course in El Paso, Texas, Emily witnessed first-hand immigration and border issues handled by Customs and Border Protection. The following year, she returned to El Paso as a summer intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Emily also interned with the League of Women Voters in New York City, where she was able to use her legal education to help organize grass-roots campaigns that community outreach. The desire to serve the public carried into her career, as she is a diligent volunteer attorney with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN). Emily is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Emily is proficient in French, is studying Spanish, and loves learning about different cultures. A recent transplant to Colorado and a newlywed, Emily has been busy exploring Colorado’s rich culture and activities with her husband. She also enjoys dancing, learning languages, and reading.
J.D.: Hofstra University School of Law
B.A. Political Science and Sociology: Hofstra University
New Jersey Supreme Court
New York Appellate Division, 3d Dept.
AILA New Members Division Committee Member
AILA GEO Detention Center Liaison Committee Member
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Volunteer