Refugee Protection Program
Joined Human Rights First in 2013
Jocelyn Dyer is a Staff Attorney in the Refugee Protection Program where she oversees the pro bono legal representation of indigent asylum seekers. She provides support to volunteer lawyers from law firms in the Washington, D.C. metro area who represent asylum seekers at all levels of the system.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Jocelyn was most recently a Fellow at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston, where she represented asylum seekers and detained non-citizens seeking cancellation of removal. She also served as the Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Immigration Public Service Committee. Prior to her PAIR fellowship, Jocelyn practiced litigation at Foley Hoag and Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, where her pro bono case work included immigration and domestic violence cases. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Jocelyn has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University and she graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.