Nicole Maor, Director of LACO
Nicole Maor is the Director of LACO. Born and raised in Sydney, she was one of the founders of the Reform Zionist Youth Movement in Sydney. After making Aliyah in 1989, she clerked for Justice Amnon Cohen (now at the Jerusalem District Court) and with renowned human rights lawyer Avigdor Feldman. She has a Master's Degree in International Law and International Relations. Nicky was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1992 and became one of the first attorneys at the Legal Aid Center for Olim and its director in 1996. During her period as director, LACO has advised and represented more than 85,000 new immigrants and earned LACO a reputation as the leading organization for new immigrant rights, particularly regarding issues relating to the Interior Ministry and conversion. Nicky authored a highly regarded opinion on Israel’s Immigration Policy and is regularly called upon by both the press and Knesset committees to present her opinion as one of Israel’s most expert immigration attorneys.