Zabrina Aleguire specializes in dependency, education law, and other civil legal rights for low-income children and parents. She currently practices in San Francisco Juvenile Court, and she previously represented adolescent and adult parents in New York City at The Door’s Legal Services Center and Brooklyn’s Family Defense Practice, where she was a supervising attorney. She has promoted systemic reforms for students facing disproportionate suspension and expulsion from public school, youth aging out of foster care, teen parents in foster care, and rural LGBT students and families. Her writing on youth immigration remedies has appeared in the ABA’s Child Law Practice and the National Center for Youth Law’s Youth Law News. She is a co-author of the recent Equal Justice Society report, Breaking the Chains: the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Implicit Bias, and Racial Trauma. She led the drafting of the Guide to Working with Young Parents in Out of Home Care, a manual for child welfare workers in New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. She is a National Association of Counsel for Children certified Child Welfare Law Specialist.
- BA, Furman University
- JD, New York University