Elizabeth (Liz) Kenney


Liz Kenney is an associate director for the Advancing Universal Representation initiative, overseeing the initiative’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network—a collaboration of government leaders, legal service providers, and community-based advocates working to establish publicly funded universal representation programs at the state and local levels.

Before joining Vera in 2016, Liz worked in various capacities representing immigrants in their immigration cases and served as a staff attorney in the Office of Pro Se Litigation for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where she worked to increase access to the court system for unrepresented and marginalized litigants.

Liz holds a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a JD from the City University of New York School of Law, where she was a Haywood Burns Fellow in Civil and Human Rights and participated in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic.