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LaunchPad for Justice Announces 2011 Justice Fellows

November 18, 2011

The LaunchPad for Justice, an initiative of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law that enables recent graduates to represent clients before being admitted to the New York State Bar, has announced its 20 Justice Fellows from the class of 2011.

Special practice orders signed by the Appellate Division-Second Department and Appellate Division-First Department enable Justice Fellows to appear and represent clients in Civil Court through the “Volunteer Lawyers for a Day” program. Fellows represent low-income New Yorkers facing eviction, foreclosure, and landlords who refuse to repair heating systems, hot water systems, and other essentials.

The 2011 LaunchPad for Justice Fellows are

Aram Barikian,
Olivia Canlas,
Suzanne Chilcote,
Hoi Chu,
Yasmin Dwedar,
Shawn Fletcher,
Patrick Foster,
Rezwanul Islam,
Eric Kushman,
Zachary Lider,
Jessica Luzzi,
Zelideth Maguina,
Matthew Main,
Jason Mays,
Benjamin Meyers,
Mona Moayad,
Yordanos Tesfay,
Sarah Vulcano,
Sarah Marie Young, and
Lisa Marie Zayas.

Fellows are trained and supervised by attorneys in CLRN and court-employed attorneys.

The LaunchPad for Justice initiative was developed with the Honorable Fern A. Fisher, the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts, who has statewide responsibility for access to justice issues.

Read more about the LaunchPad for Justice in the Fall 2010 CUNY Law magazine.

CONTACT:
Abbi Leman
abbi.leman@mail.law.cuny.edu
(718) 340-4472

 

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