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William Agosto, J.D., was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and reared in the small town of Humacao, Puerto Rico. He attended the University of Houston, where he graduated with a degree in Spanish literature and linguistics. He then pursued graduate studies at Rice University. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston and is a member of the D.C. Bar. He practiced immigration law for nearly three years, first with the firm of Luis F. Salgado and later as a solo practitioner. Mr. Agosto worked with Maryland’s Legal Aid Bureau in family law, benefits, consumer, bankruptcy and housing matters. In 1998, Mr. Agosto joined the Superior Court as the Bilingual Attorney Negotiator in the Domestic Violence Unit. In 2005 he served on the National Center for State Courts Advisory Board for Limited English Proficiency Victims of Domestic Violence. He is currently co-chair of a task force to review the policies and procedures of the Domestic Violence Unit, ten years after its inception. He has chaired the Courts' Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Committee numerous times and in 2004 he received the Courts' Achievement Recognition CORO award for his dedicated service and exemplary commitment to the citizens of the District of Columbia. He became Director of the Unit in 2009.
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