Cori Hash is a staff attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Human Rights First. As a staff attorney, Cori helps oversee the pro bono legal representation of indigent asylum seekers by providing support, mentoring, and training to volunteer lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She also coordinates the representation of families and unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and other forms of protection in the United States.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Cori was a partner at Kozoll Hash Immigration Law PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky, where she specialized in complex immigration matters such as removal defense, asylum, and appeals. She also served as the chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Immigration & Nationality Section and as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Unauthorized Practice of Law committee.
Prior to her work at Kozoll Hash, Cori served as the director of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, a non-profit organization providing immigration legal assistance in Lexington, Kentucky. Cori began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, creating a project to address the unmet legal needs of the growing immigrant and refugee communities in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Prior to law school, Cori served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Zimbabwe.
Cori has a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She is a member of the bars in Kentucky and Texas, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits. Cori also speaks fluent Spanish.