Irene is a New York licensed attorney and an Attorney at Law in Uganda.
Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein PLLC., Irene practiced civil litigation as a volunteer attorney with Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga (VLP). She represented low-income families in eviction and habitability disputes in the Landlord &Tenant Court in Syracuse. She ensured all clients got the best outcome and fairness prevailed irrespective of each client’s social and economic status at the time. As a State Attorney at the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Uganda, Irene prosecuted defendants in the Magistrate Court at Kira Town Council.
As a student at the College of Law, Irene worked with young adults with medical and developmental disabilities at Elmcrest.org. She also worked as a community organizer (summer intern) at Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY). She researched social and development initiatives geared towards addressing the needs of Low- income communities in Syracuse i.e. access to; public transportation, employment opportunities, New York healthcare services, resources for children exposed to lead poisoning and economic and social development resources for poor neighborhoods in the city. Irene has a passion for Justice, equality and fair treatment for all individuals especially individuals with special needs and low-income families.
Irene also served in the US Military (Army) for four years as a Finance Pay Technician at FT Campbell, Kentucky & Yongsan Garrison (S. Korea). She understands the financial needs and individual sacrifices made by all men and women serving in the military.
Since 2011, Irene has been a member of the New York State Bar and an Attorney at Law in Uganda since 2007. Her education includes; a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Syracuse University College of Law, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) from the Law Development Center, Uganda and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, Tanzania.