ERIN CARTER

Legal

Erin is a founding attorney of Three Sisters Law, an immigration law firm in Central Oregon.  Erin was previously a staff attorney at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), a national nonprofit that provides representation to unaccompanied children fleeing violence in their home countries.  She has been a pro bono attorney with the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, the Dilley Pro Bono Project, and Innovation Law Lab.

Erin is committed to providing pro bono legal services to vulnerable populations, both in her home community and along our Southern border.  She dedicates significant time and expertise in advocating against family detention and other abusive policies targeting those who seek humanitarian protection in the United States.  Erin has provided counsel to detained families in South Texas, partnered with RAICES to fight for the release of migrant children unlawfully held in remote tent camps, and represented asylum seekers who have experienced persecution and family separation as a result of the Trump Administration's brutal Remain in Mexico program.  Erin's goal is to contribute to making her work—and the work of the Adelante Pro Bono Project—obsolete through effective litigation, policy-making, and public education. 

Erin graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with honors, where she sat on various boards and committees for human rights, racial justice, and pro bono leadership.  Prior to law school, Erin worked for NGOs in the development and microfinance sector in Mexico and Nicaragua.  Erin is licensed to practice law in Washington and speaks fluent Spanish.