Legal Aid Society


Twyla Carter Named to Power of Diversity: Women 100 List

Twyla Carter, Attorney-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of The Legal Aid Society has been named to City and State’s Power of Diversity: Women 100 list.

Each year, the list highlights the accomplishments of women in government, advocacy, business, labor, academia, and other arenas who are shaping the future of New York and our nation.

During her tenure, Legal Aid’s attorneys and staff have worked tirelessly to defend New York City’s Right to Shelter and to protect incarcerated New Yorkers from the deplorable conditions on Rikers Island.

She was leading the organization as it obtained important victories including a settlement that will ensure dental coverage for millions of New Yorkers and legislation that, once signed, will ensure continued connections between children in foster care with their birth families.

Carter has worked relentlessly since joining the organization toward securing needed funding to significantly increase baseline salaries for all staff to ensure that the New Yorkers who rely on Legal Aid continue to have access to world-class legal representation.

Congratulations to Twyla for her inclusion in this year’s list, which also includes Governor Hochul, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and State Attorney General Letitia James.