Liana Elizabeth Montecinos is a Law Clerk at Benach Collopy where she assists the attorneys in preparing applications and court filings in all of the firm’s practice areas. Liana recently graduated from the Law School at the University of the District of Columbia and she is awaiting admission to the District of Columbia bar.
Liana is an asylee who aspires to become an attorney. In addition, Liana is a featured author for Departamento 19, a Honduran newspaper for which she writes in Spanish about immigration and human rights issues, especially those affecting the Honduran community in the U.S. Departamento 19 has recognized Liana as a five-star Honduran, a prestige bestowed upon the most prominent Hondurans living overseas. This recognition is due to Liana’s long devotion and passion to help the less fortunate through activities such as creating and coaching soccer teams composed of low-income and at-risk children, tutoring, conducting fundraisers to feed the homeless and most recently creating United for Social Justice (USJ), a non-profit organization devoted to help youth access higher education.
Liana is a 2009 graduate from George Mason University with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Spanish.