Lilah Thompson joined NSC in February 2020 as a Pennsylvania Immigrant Family Unity Project (PAIFUP) Staff Attorney. Lilah represents clients in immigration detention in Pennsylvania. In addition to representing clients, Lilah works closely with community partners and PAIFUP project attorneys to work towards providing universal representation to clients in immigration proceedings who are unable to afford a lawyer.
Prior to joining NSC, Lilah worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as an Attorney Advisor at the New York and Philadelphia Immigration Courts. Lilah graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2017, where she was a member of the International Criminal Court Moot Court team, President of the Student Public Interest Network and the Temple Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and a student attorney in the Sheller Center for Social Justice’s Social Justice Lawyering Clinic. Lilah interned with HIAS Pennsylvania and at the U.S. Department of Justice (Civil Division), Office of Immigration Litigation. Prior to law school, she served as a Social Justice Fellow at the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement at Franklin & Marshall College, where she graduated in 2011. She is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and is fluent in Spanish.