Paulina draws on her time in diverse legal settings to swiftly adapt to each situation and effectively assist her clients with their litigation needs.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Paulina has gained valuable experience working one-on-one with clients on a variety of legal issues. While participating in the University of Iowa Legal Clinic, Paulina furthered her litigation skills by representing clients in matters of employment law involving discrimination, disability, breach of contract and unemployment benefits. She also represented victims of domestic violence and helped them obtain protective orders against their aggressors. As a summer associate with the firm, Paulina co-presented a training on harassment in the workplace and assisted in trial preparation and other litigation matters.
As a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Paulina was able to work on a number of unique matters involving the Establishment Clause, Section 1983 claims, standing and mediation. Before law school, Paulina also worked in a deferred prosecution program for first-time juvenile offenders in El Paso, Texas, and personally collaborated with young offenders and their parents to reduce recidivism.
Practices & Industries
- Missorui, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2019
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2019
- Iowa Law Review, Student Writer
- Dean's List
- Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association, President
University of Texas at El Paso, B.S., summa cum laude, 2015