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Day in the Life Stories

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Serving New York’s Most Vulnerable in the Juvenile Rights Practice

HyeJi Kim is building a better future for young New Yorkers. As a Staff Attorney in our Juvenile Rights Practice, she is an advocate for children in Brooklyn Family Court.
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Building Stronger Communities in the Housing Help Program

Jeannine Cahill-Jackson is getting vulnerable New Yorkers back in their homes. She serves as the Supervising Attorney for two of our Bronx Courthouse-based initiatives: the Housing Help Program and the Assigned Counsel Project.
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Challenging “Public Charge” in the Civil Practice Law Reform Unit

Maria Melchor is changing the legal landscape of New York City. As a Paralegal Case Handler in our Civil Law Reform Unit, she is part of a team that protects and expands the civil rights of vulnerable New Yorkers.
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Tackling the Systemic Issues Faced by Young New Yorkers in the Special Litigation & Law Reform Unit

Christine Bella is pushing to make a better justice system for children in need. As a staff attorney in our Juvenile Rights Practice’s Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit (SLLRU), she is taking on the systemic issues that young New Yorkers are facing.
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Advocating for Homeowners in the Foreclosure Prevention Project

Khadine De Paiva is working to protect the homes of New Yorkers. As a staff attorney in our Foreclosure Prevention Project, she advocates for homeowners and helps them stay in their houses, all while building a stronger community.
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Finding Shelter for New Yorkers in the Homeless Rights Project

As a staff attorney in our Homeless Rights Project, Kathryn represents clients as they seek shelter and advocates for better housing solutions. Kathryn is making a difference for those experiencing homelessness.
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Harnessing Technology to Defend Our Clients in the Digital Forensics Unit

Lisa Brown gives our staff the tools they need to defend our clients. As a Digital Forensics Analyst, she works on cases involving electronic devices, acquiring information from cellphones, computers, and even surveillance cameras.
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Supporting Children in and Out of the Courtroom in the Juvenile Rights Practice

Elizabeth Rodriguez is keeping her community strong. As a Paralegal in our Juvenile Rights Practice's Bronx office, she supports our attorneys and gives a voice to the children we serve.
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Fighting for Clients and Empowering a Community in the Criminal Defense Practice

Tim Rountree has dedicated his professional life to The Legal Aid Society. After more than three decades working within our Criminal Defense Practice, he now oversees all of the CDP staff at our Queens office, managing a large professional staff of attorneys, social workers, paralegals, and support staff.
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Giving a Voice to Children in Need in the Immigration Law Unit

Elizabeth (Liz) Rieser-Murphy leads our recently launched in-house federal immigrant youth litigation team. She represents unaccompanied children, like her clients Juan and his sister, who fled their home country in the Northern Triangle after years of horrific abuse at the hands of their parents.
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