- Senior Associate
Kathleen M. Glynn is a 2005 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). At Boalt, Katie was a part of the International Human Rights Clinic and interned with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Her research and writing with CLINIC on the regulations governing immigration detention was published in Bender's Immigration Bulletin. Katie was also a student researcher and author on a report published by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom addressing the detention of asylum-seekers. In 1995, Katie graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Theology.
Katie focuses her practice on immigration law. She represents immigrant adults and children before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Her areas of expertise include: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions, representing unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, removal defense, citizenship claims, asylum applications, U non-immigrant status petitions, and relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Katie lectures frequently on representing immigrant children before the immigration tribunals.
Prior to joining Grob & Eirich, LLC, Katie was the Equal Justice Works Fellow and Managing Attorney of the Children's Program at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN). During her time at RMIAN, Katie worked with Colorado’s county Departments of Human Services to provide immigration-related legal services to children and families involved with the child welfare system. She also represented hundreds of children before the immigration courts and USCIS.
Katie is fluent in Spanish and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2007 and the US District Court, District of Colorado Bar in 2008. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project. Katie currently serves on the AILA Colorado liaison committee with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the immigration courts.
Areas Of Practice
- Immigration Law 100%
- Family Law
- Colorado, 2007
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2008
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
- J.D. - 2005
- University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
- B.A. - 1995
- Major: Economics
- Major: Theology
- Rex Chen, Kathleen Glynn, Kristen Jackson, and Helen Lawrence, PRACTICE ADVISORY: STRATEGIES FOR OBTAINING TERMINATION OF REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS FOR CHILD CLIENTS, Vera Institute (forthcoming January 2015).
- Kathleen Glynn and Kristin Petri, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, in Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner 28-1 ( Nancy B. Elkind et al. eds., 2014).
- Kathleen Glynn, Immigration Issues in Juvenile Matters, in Colorado Juvenile Defense Manual (Diana Richett, 2013).
- Kathleen Glynn and Sarah Bronstein, “Systemic Problems Persist in U.S. ICE Custody Reviews for ‘Indefinite’ Detainees,” Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 16, August 15, 2005.
- Faculty, Colorado Bar Association CLE: Immigration Law, “Representing the Most Vulnerable: Unaccompanied Children before the Immigration Court,” September 10, 2014.
- Faculty, Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) CLE: Asylum Law, “Children & Asylum,” November 13, 2013.
- Faculty, Kempe Center, 8th Annual National Differential Response Conference: Differential Response: A Catalyst for Change, “Working with Immigrant Children and Families in Differential Response,” October 25, 2013.
- Faculty, Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition: Colorado Juvenile Defender Annual Conference, “Working with Non-Citizen Youth in Delinquency Proceedings: Pathways & Obstacles to Obtaining Immigration Status,” October 3, 2013.
- Faculty, Office of the Child’s Representative: Webinar, “Immigration Issues for Court-Involved Youth and Families,” October 2, 2013.
- Faculty, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender CLE: “Working with Non-Citizen Youth in Delinquency Proceedings: Pathways & Obstacles to Obtaining Immigration Status,” September 25, 2013.
- Faculty, Colorado County Attorneys Association: Annual Conference, “Working with Non-Citizen Youth and Families: Pathways & Obstacles to Obtaining Immigration Status,” June 6, 2013.
- Presenter, Adams County Human Services Department: 1st Annual Child Welfare Conference, Strengthening Families and Communities, “Working with Immigrant Children & Families: Obstacles & Opportunities on the Path to Lawful Status in the United States,” May 2, 2013.
- Faculty, Colorado Bar Association CLE: Juvenile Law, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS):A Pathway to Citizenship for Court Involved Youth,” April 19, 2013.
- Guest Lecturer: University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Advanced Immigration Issues, March 14, 2013. Presented at the request of Immigration Judge Mimi Tsankov on children and immigration law.
- Attorney training: Faegre Baker Daniels, March 7, 2013. Presented on the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- Guest Lecturer: University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Child Advocacy Clinic, February 27, 2013. Presented on the intersection of immigration and children, as well as the intersection of immigration law and child welfare law & policy.
- Guest Lecturer: Westwood College Criminal Justice Courses, January 30, 2013.
- Training: Denver County Department of Human Services, November 1, 2012, Denver, CO. Presented on pathways to lawful status for non-citizen youth and oriented the case workers on the Immigrant Child Welfare Project.
- CLE Faculty: Vulnerable Populations, American Immigration Lawyers Association First Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, October 11-12, 2012, Black Hawk, CO. Presented on current issues in U visa and VAWA processing, current issues in VAWA Cancellation of Removal cases, and on the Colorado-specific nuances of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
- Training: Larimer County Department of Human Services, October 8, 2012, Fort Collins, CO. Presented on pathways to lawful status for non-citizen youth and oriented the case workers on the Immigrant Child Welfare Project.
- CLE Faculty: 2012 Children’s Justice Conference, June 6, 2012, Laramie, Wyoming. Trained over 50 Wyoming State Guardian Ad Litems on the intersection of immigration and child welfare law.
- Colorado Bar Association CLE Faculty: Immigration Law Boot Camp: Effectively Representing Non-citizens in Immigration Proceedings, May 18, 2012, Denver, CO. Co-chaired the section on Representing Children in Immigration Proceedings.
- American Bar Association CLE Faculty: Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Toolkit for Representing Children in Immigration Court, American Bar Association Conference in collaboration with Kid in Need of Defense (KIND), October 21, 2011. Presented on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, T visas, and the Violence Against Women Act. My podcasts are available on the ABA web site.
- Colorado Bar Association CLE Faculty: U Visas for Immigrant Victims of Crime: The Nuts & Bolts of U Visa Eligibility & Procedure, September 7, 2011, Denver, CO.
- Colorado Bar Association CLE Faculty: Practicing Immigration Law in the Absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, April 21, 2011, Denver, CO. Presented on legal research and writing in the area of immigration law.
- Academic Panel Presentation: PANEL: AN ANALYSIS OF THE MANDATORY IMMIGRATION DETENTION REGIME AUTHORIZED BY THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, October 2009, First Annual Four Corners Conference, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO. Presented my third year paper on the mandatory immigration detention regime.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, 2008 to Present
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Member, 2008 to Present
Past Employment Positions
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Managing Attorney, 2013 to 2014
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Equal Justice Works Fellow, 2012 to 2014
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Staff Attorney, Children’s Program , 2011 to 2012
- The Large Law Firm LLC, Associate Attorney, 2010 to 2011
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Staff Attorney, Children’s Program , 2008 to 2010
Pro Bono Activities
- Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) Pro Bono Attorney, 2007 to Present