We would like to wish a warm welcome to our new Staff Attorney and Director of Legal Services, Dinneen Cato!
Dinneen is an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of New York. At CIANA she oversees and co-ordinates the delivery of immigrant legal services, including advising clients on complex cases at the intersection of immigration and criminal law. Dinneen also directs the Pathway to US Citizenship program, delivering engaging legal workshops for immigrants in libraries around Queens.
Dinneen has worked with many organizations throughout New York City assisting clients with various types of immigration related applications and petitions. Additionally she served as the Legal Clinician for Black Alliance for Just Immigration where she coordinated legal clinics and did consultations for immigrants in the Crown Heights area in Brooklyn as well as an Immigration Coordinator and ESL/Civics teacher for Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee. Dinneen received a B.Sc. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and received a law degree from New York Law School.