Lawyer Bios | Amy P. Lee | Clare K. Crawford | Jubilee Immigration Advocates
Lawyers Amy Lee and Clare Crawford - speaking Cantonese and Mandarin - have represented economically disadvantaged clients for many years in San Francisco and Oakland.
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Amy P. Lee 張佩玉
Executive Director, Managing Attorney
Amy Lee’s passion for advocating on behalf of marginalized immigrants and refugees over the last 20+ years stems from her belief that because of Christ, our humanity is intertwined with the humanity of marginalized immigrants and refugees.
As an immigrant herself, Amy understands the challenges of living in a foreign land, particularly in a family with limited resources. Amy was born in Hong Kong. She lived in Panama for nine years before her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 16. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley and her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Amy interned at the Asian Law Caucus and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. She has been licensed to practice law in California since December 1999.
Prior to founding Jubilee, from 2000 to 2015, Amy Lee worked as a staff attorney and project director at the Oakland and San Francisco offices of Bay Area Legal Aid. Amy specialized in the areas of public benefits, family and immigration law, with a focus on representing immigrant domestic violence survivors and providing holistic legal services. Amy also zealously advocated on behalf of monolingual and limited English proficient immigrants and refugees who were denied meaningful access to the courts and public social services, due to language barriers. She has trained hundreds of attorneys, advocates and government workers regarding public benefits, family and immigration law both in San Francisco and Alameda County.
Amy speaks Cantonese and is a member of Grace Fellowship Community Church in San Francisco.
Clare K. Crawford 郭奕欣
Clare Crawford was born in Taiwan. She was ten years old when her family immigrated to the United States. During her college years, she discovered God's call on her life to seek justice and be an advocate for those without a voice. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from UCLA in 1999 and graduated from U.C. Hastings College of Law in May 2002. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of California since December 2002.
From 2002 until the founding of Jubilee, Clare Crawford lived out the call to advocate for the underprivileged, by working in various capacities for Bay Area Legal Aid, which provided free legal services for low income individuals. From 2007 to 2015, she reviewed and supervised cases conducted by the intake staff at Legal Advice Line in the area of eviction defense, family and immigration law for domestic violence survivors, and public benefits. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney working on health access issues for Medicaid and Medicare Part D recipients, focused on conducting outreach and advocacy for seniors, those with disabilities and immigrants who had limited English proficiency.
Clare speaks Mandarin and is a member of Grace Fellowship Community Church in San Francisco.
Justin was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. Growing up in a neighborhood shaped by recent immigrants, he learned the gift of hospitality from his neighbors. As he grew older, he found it crazy that our nation actively chose to be inhospitable to immigrants and indigenous folks who taught him hospitality in the first place. Then, as he began to explore who Jesus really was, a child refugee in the Middle East calling for a kingdom in which all are welcomed warmly, he realized that unconditional hospitality is one of the most essential pillars of the Christian faith.
Justin graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. During his time in college he volunteered serving the immigrant community in Santa Cruz and Oakland through after school programs and legal non-profits. He took the summer after college to visit Guatemala and learn Spanish, as well as learn how to be more hospitable to some of the immigrants in the Bay Area. He joined the Jubilee team because he wanted to advocate for the immigrant community in the Bay Area in a more substantial, sustained way.
Justin speaks Spanish and attends Grace Fellowship Community Church in San Francisco.