Oh man. I sit here a little teary eyed—I can't believe this is my last blog post of this 18 month journey since I left Oakland, California in July 2015. What an amazing, difficult, and life-changing experience it has been. Over this year and a half, 13 project sites were visited (you can check out the full list of blog posts here) and hundreds of clients were given pro bono legal services.

It doesn't go unnoticed by me for a moment that none of this would have been possible without your emotional and financial support. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have so many more things to say, process, and share with you all about this journey. And I am very excited to share that I will be spending all of January 2017 on a very generous writing residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute. There, I will be writing the draft for a book about my experiences and reflections over these months. 

As for what's next? Attorney on the Move will absolutely be continuing on for the entirety of 2017! :-) I am currently deep in reflection and plotting my next steps—which will be chosen deliberately to leverage as much resistance as possible during the Trump administration. 

Today marks my last weekly blog post for the current version of this project, but I will still very much be writing moving forward. You'll all get a note about how these periodic communications will evolve in early 2017. I already can't wait to begin—or continue, I should say.

Each one of you reading this has impacted my life in such a meaningful way. I couldn't be more grateful. I've been very privileged to be working on this project and to also cross paths with many of you over these last 18 months and beyond. I can't wait to get back in touch with you around Inauguration Day and let you know what's up for 2017.

In the meantime, here is a photo collage of each of the 13 stops where I've been able to give pro bono legal help since July 2015. Also, if you have time, please hit "reply" as I'd love to hear how you are doing post-election. I hope you are doing as well as possible. It has been a year to remember, and I look forward to fighting alongside all of you in 2017!

July 2015—when I left Oakland/the Bay Area!

July 2015—when I left Oakland/the Bay Area!


July/August 2015—Delano, CA working with farmworkers via California Rural Legal Assistance

July/August 2015—Delano, CA working with farmworkers via California Rural Legal Assistance


August-September 2015—Portland, OR working at Immigration Legal Services w/Catholic Charities

August-September 2015—Portland, OR working at Immigration Legal Services w/Catholic Charities


September/October 2015—Seattle/Tacoma, WA with colleagues working at the Northwest Detention Center (I also worked at the Housing Justice Project in Kent)

September/October 2015—Seattle/Tacoma, WA with colleagues working at the Northwest Detention Center (I also worked at the Housing Justice Project in Kent)


October/November 2015—Cut Bank, MT/the Blackfeet Reservation working with a solo practitioner on all sorts of cases, including an impact litigation case against the US government

October/November 2015—Cut Bank, MT/the Blackfeet Reservation working with a solo practitioner on all sorts of cases, including an impact litigation case against the US government


November/December 2015—Navajo Nation, AZ working with DNA Legal Services (I also slept in the office:)

November/December 2015—Navajo Nation, AZ working with DNA Legal Services (I also slept in the office:)


January 2016—Tucson, AZ at Casa Alitas, a shelter for migrant women and children. Here I am with my generous Couchsurfing host (who was initially a stranger turned close friend!). Thank you to all of you who have hosted me and let me into your homes this year!

January 2016—Tucson, AZ at Casa Alitas, a shelter for migrant women and children. Here I am with my generous Couchsurfing host (who was initially a stranger turned close friend!). Thank you to all of you who have hosted me and let me into your homes this year!


January/February 2016—Santa Fe, NM working with the badass Santa Fe Dreamers Project

January/February 2016—Santa Fe, NM working with the badass Santa Fe Dreamers Project


March 2016—Dilley, Texas working at the largest immigrant detention facility in the country. Before arriving, I made my way along West Texas/the border. Here I am camping in Big Bend, near the Rio Grande.

March 2016—Dilley, Texas working at the largest immigrant detention facility in the country. Before arriving, I made my way along West Texas/the border. Here I am camping in Big Bend, near the Rio Grande.


March-May 2016—Karnes City, Texas where I worked at the immigrant detention center for several months (it was one of my longest project stops). Central American women and children asylum seekers are detained there. Here I am with some of the other attorneys/friends who were also on the ground.

March-May 2016—Karnes City, Texas where I worked at the immigrant detention center for several months (it was one of my longest project stops). Central American women and children asylum seekers are detained there. Here I am with some of the other attorneys/friends who were also on the ground.


May-August 2016—Chicago, IL working with the National Immigrant Justice Center. This was me volunteering one Saturday at a DACA clinic at a local middle school.

May-August 2016—Chicago, IL working with the National Immigrant Justice Center. This was me volunteering one Saturday at a DACA clinic at a local middle school.


August-October 2016—Bronx, NY where I ran a couple of 100% pro bono immigration clinics in the borough. Here, I am finalizing a green card application for an asylee/neighbor/friend from Guinea.

August-October 2016—Bronx, NY where I ran a couple of 100% pro bono immigration clinics in the borough. Here, I am finalizing a green card application for an asylee/neighbor/friend from Guinea.


October-November 2016—Berks County, Philly PA where I volunteered at the Berks Detention Center. i also canvassed for Hillary in the final weeks leading up to the election.

October-November 2016—Berks County, Philly PA where I volunteered at the Berks Detention Center. i also canvassed for Hillary in the final weeks leading up to the election.


November 2016—Lumpkin, Georgia volunteering at El Refugio/Stewart Detention Center

November 2016—Lumpkin, Georgia volunteering at El Refugio/Stewart Detention Center

Sending you much love and peace during these remaining days of 2016!