Myraida Claros joined Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) in 2021. She spearheads LCR’s HealthJustice Project, an innovative medical-legal partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) focusing on addressing the social determinants of health to achieve equitable outcomes. Myraida works across a wide-range of legal areas, including housing, disability, and immigration, to eradicate health disparities in communities of color and immigrant communities.
Previously, Myraida worked in the private sector and represented clients in complex immigration matters, including asylum cases and removal proceedings.
Myraida earned her BA in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, from the University of North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where she served as the president of Inclusión para la Comunidad de Educación Especial (INCED), a pro bono initiative providing free legal support to children with disabilities. Myraida played a key role in INCED’s landmark special education case, Vélez v. Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico.
An award-winning attorney, Myraida recently received the Boston Bar Association’s prestigious President’s Award for her groundbreaking work in Alianza Americas v. DeSantis, a class action filed in response to the Martha’s Vineyard migrant crisis.
Myraida is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Massachusetts. She is fluent in Spanish.