Javaneh Pourkarim

Javaneh Pourkarim was born in Tehran and migrated to the United States with her family at the age of 16.  She settled in Rockville, Maryland and completed her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County.  She has always been passionate about human rights and social justice issues, so she knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the field of human rights and public service.  She studied law, and focused her legal studies on immigration law and the crossover between immigration law and human rights.  After law school, Javaneh served the low income population of Washington and Hancock Counties in Maine for one year.  She has been a staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid for the past five years, focusing her practice on the service on low-income residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.  She handles cases in circuit and district courts as well as before the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.  Javaneh has been an active member of the Iranian-American Bar Association, serving the Iranian-American community through legal clinics and outreaches.  She is excited to serve on the Board of the Iranian-American Bar Association for the 2020-2021 year.”