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Answering the Call for a City in Crisis Through Our Helplines

Jean Marie Miranda connects clients to the legal help they need. The COVID-19 pandemic has only seen the need for our help grow. From employment, to housing, to education – New Yorkers need our support now more than ever.
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Defending the Incarcerated Through the Prisoners’ Rights Project

Stefen R. Short is protecting vulnerable New Yorkers from the devastation of mass incarceration. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through our city’s jails and prisons, his work is more important than ever before.
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Challenging Systemic Injustice Through the LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Unit

Erin Beth Harrist has responded to the growing needs of our city’s LGBTQ+ communities. Incarcerated trans folk, especially trans women of color, are some of the most vulnerable during this crisis.
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Empowering New Yorkers Through the Employment Law Unit

Young Woo Lee and his team are giving a voice to those who are being exploited and helping vulnerable workers navigate this crisis.
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Standing Up for Vulnerable Communities in the Immigration Law Unit

Attorney-in-Charge Hasan Shafiqullah has guided our organization through a challenging four years of new issues facing New York City’s immigrants.
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Connecting Clients to Essential Resources in the Housing Help Program

As a Paralegal Case Handler, Jodi Almengor spends a great deal of time working directly with our clients in at-risk neighborhoods to avoid the harmful consequences of displacement from their homes.
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Advocating for Students in the Education Law Project

Securing the right educational services for a special needs child can be daunting. Fortunately, Keri Mabry helps get New York City’s children on the right track.
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Utilizing Our Expertise in the Criminal Defense Practice

Alaina Dartt is defending New Yorkers in need. She serves as a public defender for clients in a wide array of cases.
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Defending Tenant Rights in the Housing Practice

As a staff attorney in our Housing Practice, Aissatou Barry defends tenants in housing court, working with them to prevent evictions, secure benefits, and connect them with the services they need.
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Bringing Justice to the Innocent in the Wrongful Conviction Unit

Thomas McCall has seen the problematic side of suspect identification and conviction for years, starting with his career as a detective investigator for the NYPD.
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