Jaime Farrant, LL.M.
Jaime Farrant is a passionate advocate that has successfully worked and led multidisciplinary legal efforts across the world. Jaime presently works as Managing Director for Relief Efforts at Flamboya n Foundation, where he is responsible for coordinating and managing the Found ation’ s efforts to support relief work in Puerto Rico. He also is a practicing attorney and owner of Farrant PLLC, a law firm where he provides immigration legal advice, assistance and representation in a wide array of matters.
Prior to this role, Jaime worked as Grants Program Specialist with the D.C. Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. In this role, he managed grants awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and local appropriations, advised and made recommendations to the Director on legal and policy matters, and managed the Victim Legal Network of DC.
Previously, he served as Executive Director of Ayuda, a Washington DC based organization that advocates for low-income immigrants through legal, social and languag e services, education and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Before relocating to Washing ton DC, Jaime worked as Policy Director with Border Action Network, a human rights organizat ion based in Tucson, AZ that worked with border and immigrant communities across the state, and for 8 years with International Justice Mission, ("IJM"), a non-governmental international human rights organization that adv ocates on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse, human trafficking and other forms of viol ence and oppression. During his 8 years with IJM, Jaime led intervention and investigation teams throughout Latin America and developed legal strategies in cases of human trafficking, sexual abuse, ill egal detention, police misconduct, land grabbing and religious persecution, in additio n to founding 2 IJM offices in Guatemala and Bolivia, where was honored with a Knighthood degree and a Gold Emblem award from the Bolivian National Police for his crime fighting and law enforcement professionalization initiatives.
Mr. Farrant is a graduate of Marquette University’ s College of Business Administration, a cum laude graduate of the University of Puerto Rico Law School and subsequently com pleted a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Legal Studies from American University, Washington College of Law, which honored him in 2013 with its Goldman Grossman Award, for his exceptional commitment to the national and international Latino community. He is authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York and Puerto Rico, served in National Council of La Raza’ s (NCLR) Affiliate Council as one of its Southeast region representatives and is presently the DC Representative and a Board M ember of the National Puerto Rican Agenda.