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Pretty Martinez

Fund for Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney

 

As the Fund for Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney, Pretty provides free legal services for NSC clients who cannot afford an attorney. She works on a wide variety of cases, completing both affirmative applications as well as representing clients in removal proceedings. In addition to representing clients, she works closely with NSC community partners to provide access to immigration consultations and legal services. Pretty is the proud daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant. Watching her family navigate a daunting immigration system inspired her to serve the immigrant community through legal advocacy.     

Pretty holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Philosophy from Cornell University. After college, Pretty worked as BIA-accredited legal representative with Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project in Brooklyn. She graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2020, where she was a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow, President of the Latinx American Law Students Association, and Co-President of the Temple Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. During law school, she interned at the Philadelphia Immigration Court and the ACLU of Pennsylvania and was also an active participant in Temple Law’s Sheller Center for Social Justice. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Pretty is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and is a native Spanish speaker.