Legal Intern07/2015United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org UNESCOParis, France
Researched and wrote reports on Iraq and Honduras analyzing both countries' cultural property legal protection system and their positions in regards to 1945 Hague Convention Wrote legal analysis for some of the Convention's articles and regulations Translated selected materials from English to Arabic Conducted outreach to Iraqi permanent delegate at UNESCO Attended meetings and events.
Attorney01/2013Catholic Charities of Santa Clara CountySan Jose, CA
Conducted legal cases Managed and archived cases folders Scheduled appointments; provided legal counseling; studied cases; and represent clients COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Assisted and counseled families with the application of services such as social services, medical services, jobs, housing and transportation Assisted in the preparation of Green Card and Citizenship applications Member of the Santa Clara County Refugee and Immigrant Forum till summer 2014.
Participated in One Nation Project to improve multicultural relationships between the Muslim and non-Muslim community in Santa Clara County.
06/2011AACI/Center for Survivors of TortureSan Jose, CA
01/2011Mental Health First Aid; AACI/CSTSan Jose, CA
10/1997 to 03/2004International Human Rights ClinicSanta Clara San Jose, CA
Clinical Student credited Spring, 2015 ! Research and obtained credited information and resources.
Writing Human Trafficking report and participated in a thematic hearing before Inter American Human Rights Commission.
Performed phone interviews, drafted correspondents, facilitated meeting, and drafted meeting's agendas and minutes.
Immigrant Parents Project for Refugees and Immigrants in Santa Clara County (San Jose) Iraqi Community Partner with PARS Equality Center Oct.
2013 June 2014 Performed outreach and intake for newly arrived refugee families from Arabic countries Acted as primary translator and interpreter with service liaisons, agency and officials Developed, organized and managed events to foster community outreach and education Prepared reports of events outcomes and discussed data with PARS program manager Acted as refugee rights advocate and community partner for local Arabic population New Refugee Program Services in Santa Clara County March 2011 July 2012 Iraqi Community Partner with AACI/ CST's (Asian Americans for Community Involvement/ Center for Survivals of Torture) Managed the mental health prevention and early intervention campaign Developed, organized and facilitated small and large scale events Managed workshops, community dialogues, film screenings, and group discussions Counseled and provided education and resources in relation to mental health stigma reduction 408) 497-3592 Jamila.Ghanm@att.net No Visa Sponsorship Required Conducted presentations about Iraqi Community to different NGO's and governmental agencies, school districts, and students Actively participated in meetings presenting on the topic of refugee rights and mental health Recorded and hosted educational videos on the topic of refugees and mental health for Santa Clara County Provided relevant language translation and interpretation Ministry of Human Rights, Iraq Baghdad, Baghdad province) 2004 2008 Human Rights Attorney/Deputy Chief of Human Rights Complains Section Filed, reviewed and provided legal consultation for claims Managed files of medical treatment for victims of terrorist activity, or Multi National Forces (MNF-I), and military actions Provided general legal counseling to clients Acted as Ministry representative in Iraqi Commission of Integrity regarding Corruption and Human Rights cases Tariq Al_Nassery Law Office, Baghdad (Baghdad Province, Iraq).
Katharine & George Alexander Community Law CenterSanta Clara, CA
Clinical Student credited: Immigration Clinic Fall, 2015 ! Performed initial intake and interviewed clients ! Prepared files and processed T visa cases, DACA, and adjustments of status for T visa and asylum visa applications.
Community OrganizerAl Kawther voluntary Foundation, centerSan Jose, CA
CERTIFICATES ! Training of Trainers (ToT) in Promotion of Human Rights in the Iraqi Police Sector and Panel System; INWENT; Berlin, Germany; April 2007 ! Mental Health Interpreting and the role of Interpreters in psychotherapy with refugees.
LL.M. Graduate: US Law International Human RightsDecember 2015Santa Clara University School of LawSanta Clara, CAUS Law International Human Rights International Human Rights Clinic, immigration clinic, Fall 2015; LLMSA Secretary (Fall
LL.B (Bachelor of Laws)1997University of Baghdad College of LawBaghdad, Iraq
Fluent in English and Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic (MSA,) classic and Iraqi dialect)