Amina Fields is an Immigrants’ Rights Attorney at CAIR-LA. Amina and her family first came to America after she escaped from Vietnam as a refugee when she was four years old. She served ten years in the United States Air Force. She received her Juris Doctor at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. While at law school, she was selected for the Dean’s Fellowship Program; she was the president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association of the UDC Chapter; she interned for administrative law judges at the Washington D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings and she represented clients in the David A. Clarke School of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and Community Development Law Clinic.
Amina is licensed to practice law in Washington State. She has her own solo practice in Spokane, Washington where she helped clients in immigration law, family law and nonprofit formation. While living in Spokane, she focused on helping underrepresented communities, especially the immigrant and refugee people, by volunteering with various nonprofits and legal clinics. She was an active leader in the Asian Pacific Island Coalition of Spokane, the Chair of the Board of Directors for Refugee Connections of Spokane, member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission and member of the Spokane Ethics Commission.
As a military wife and veteran, Amina has lived and worked all over the US and some places abroad. Those places include Japan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Maryland and Washington. Amina, her husband and their three sons are excited to be in California after her husband retired from serving active duty in the United States Air Force for 20 years.