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Ensuring Access to Representation With Our Pro Bono Partners

Laura Samet Buchwald, a partner at David Polk, has deep ties to The Legal Aid Society. Her formative experience as an investigative intern with the Criminal Defense Practice helped to define the lawyer she is today.
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Serving New Yorkers in Need With Our Pro Bono Partners

Brad Ruskin of Proskauer Rose LLP is a pro bono partner who helps ensure disabled New Yorkers receive the services they needed to survive. 
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Keeping Vulnerable Clients Off Rikers in the Parole Revocation Defense Unit

Laura Eraso is fighting to keep her clients out of City jails, where a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold.
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Upholding Our Values on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team

Ciara Walton facilitates employee resources groups and trainings that highlight the differences in communication styles, cultural backgrounds, and identities.
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Holding the NYPD Responsible in the Cop Accountability Project

Jennvine Wong is making sure police officers who commit egregious acts against the communities we serve are held accountable.
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Standing With Immigrant Families in the Civil Law Reform Unit

Paralegal Casehandler Jorge Lema Rodriguez has witnessed firsthand the economic, linguistic, and bureaucratic hurdles that arise for New York’s immigrant families.
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Keeping Tenants in Their Homes as Part of the Eviction Defense Team

Sarah Cohen is protecting clients from illegal evictions by unscrupulous landlords along with her colleagues in the Bronx Neighborhood Office.
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Building a Better Future in the Homeless Rights Project

For over three decades, we have fought to defend the Right to Shelter for homeless people across our city. Josh Goldfein, a staff attorney with our Homeless Rights Project, has helped lead the charge.
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Preventing Mass Evictions in the Civil Law Reform Unit

Judith Goldiner was part of the team that helped push for emergency protections for tenants at the start of the pandemic. Her efforts stopped 200,000 eviction cases from proceeding since March.
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Upholding Workers’ Rights Through the Employment Law Unit

Richard Blum is connecting vulnerable individuals to unemployment assistance and creating enforceable health standards to protect workers.
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