IRLC directly engages with immigrants and refugees in the Greater Cincinnati area, but our attorneys each bring global expertise on geopolitical issues. Julie Leftwich, Executive Director, is a leading practitioner in the areas of gender and security.

The reasons our clients make the arduous journey to the U.S. can be mapped globally by examining structural insecurity, structural violence, and scarcity. In addition to our free legal services for income-qualifying refugees and immigrants, we work with trained interns to produce an up-to-date, exhaustive database on each of our 63 countries are clients represent. The number continues to grow as our clientele expands.

When a significant political advancement happens, a devastating ecological event, or a policy change, IRLC provides synthesized statements that distill the intricacies of how we can aid our current and potential clients navigate the complicated U.S. legal system.