Originally from Haiti, Rose-Hermance Rony moved to the U.S as a teenager. She received a bachelor’s degree in History from La Sierra University, and from Concordia University received both a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Juris Doctorate.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Rony taught elementary and middle school students for over ten years, where she earned a teacher of the year award every year for nine years. While in law school, Ms. Rony was also awarded the 2020 Diversity Leadership, the 2020 Pro Bono, and the 2020 Civility award. She was also a recipient of the Cali Award for Law Practice Technology in 2019.
During her years in law school, Ms. Rony started a National Lawyers Guild chapter at the school, served as the student liaison for Domestic Violence Court and the International Rescue Committee, and was a student ambassador completing over 25 hours of service. Ms. Rony also completed over 300 hours of pro bono services and started a Legal Knowledge class for immigrants to learn more about U.S. laws. Her success in initiating this class was highlighted in the January 2020 edition of Idaho’s Advocate Magazine.
Ms. Rony interned for Legal Aid of West Palm Beach where she translated documents from English to French and Haitian Creole. She also volunteered for the Idaho Legal Aid and the International Rescue Committee, where she received an Intern of the Year commendation for her services. She also participated in both the housing and criminal clinic of her school, served as Guardian ad Litem for ADA county, was the 2020 Deputy Administrative Editor of her school’s Law Review Journal, and volunteered for Judge Ellis for the Parental Right Termination Court.
Ms. Rony is passionate about the plights of immigrants and is dedicated to helping them navigate the complex legal system of the United States. Since law school, she has continued working in immigration and improving her knowledge. She is attending the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Program and will graduate in May 2022. She also serves as the Chair of the Idaho AILA Chapter. Ms. Rony is currently licensed to practice in the State of Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho chapter of American Inns of Court, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Idaho Woman Lawyers, and the Haitian Association of Lawyers.
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