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CUNY Alum Helen Foster (’92) Celebrates Opening of Housing for Seniors

November 1, 2013

Acting Commissioner of the New York State Division on Human Rights and former New York City Council Member Helen Foster (’92) joined other city and state partners in celebrating the groundbreaking of Boston Road, a new 154- unit permanent support residence for older adults. Boston Road is one of the first to use the New […]

Patricia Lavelle (’03) Running to Raise Funds for Civil Practice

October 31, 2013

Patricia Lavelle (’03), immigration staff attorney at Legal Aid, is running in the 2013 ING Marathon on November 3, 2013, for Team LAS (Legal Aid Society) to help raise funds for Legal Aid Civil Practice. Lavelle will be running along with Legal Aid Board Member Aaron H. Marks of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Freidman LLP, […]

Alumna Kim Dvorchak’s Work in Juvenile Defense Featured in Denver Post, NY Times

October 28, 2013

A video from the Denver Post features alumna Kim Dvorchak (’95), executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado. Dvorchak founded the CJDC in 2009. She previously worked as a staff […]

Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) Wins 2013 Impact Award

October 18, 2013

Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was the recipient of the New York Law Journal’s Impact Award.

Eli Federman (’10) on Criminal Accountability for Police Misconduct

October 11, 2013

In a Huffington Post article, alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the perception that there is a double standard when enforcing accountability for police misconduct. Read more

Eli Federman (’10) Discusses the Impact of Controversial Remarks of Corporate CEOs

October 11, 2013

Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of controversial remarks of corporate CEOs on consumers in an opinion piece for Forbes. Read more

Alums Fight for Rights of LGBT Bi-National Couples

September 26, 2013

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this past June, alum Amir Rasoulpour (’12) started a small law firm focused in large part on representing gay and lesbian bi-national couples seeking marriage visas.

Natasha Bannan (’11) Files Vieques Human Rights Petition in OAS

September 25, 2013

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) on behalf of The National Lawyers Guild is co-lead counsel, with Annette Martinez of the the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights (ICADH) and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, in filing a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the United States for severe human rights violations in the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) Selected as Center for American Progress Fellow

September 23, 2013

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.

Devika Kewalramani (‘95) Appointed Chair of NYC Bar Professional Discipline Committee

September 18, 2013

Alum Devika Kewalramani (’95), a partner at Moses and Singer LLP, has been appointed chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Pregnant Woman Facing Criminal Charges After Overdose

September 10, 2013

Alum Farrah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke with The Altoona Mirror about the case of a woman in Pennsylvania who allegedly overdosed while nine months pregnant.

Queens Courier Spotlights Judge Margaret Parisi-McGowan (’87)

August 6, 2013

The Queens Courier’s Spotlight on Justice series recently focused on alum Judge Margaret Parisi-McGowan (’87) and her work on the Queens County Family Court.

Hon. Sondra Pardes (’86) Named New Dean of Nassau Academy of Law

August 1, 2013

The Nassau Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, has elected the Honorable Sondra Pardes (’86) as its new dean.

Christina Thivierge (’00) Elected to Board of Eden II School for Autistic Children

August 1, 2013

Alum Christina Thivierge (’00) has been elected to the board of the Eden II School for Autistic Children on Staten Island.

Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) on the Indefinite Hold of Prisoners at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan

August 1, 2013

Alum Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) spoke to Rolling Stone about the indefinite detention of prisoners at the prison near Bagam Airfield in Afghanistan.

Shirley Lin (’10) Honored by Adhikaar for Social Justice Work

June 26, 2013

On June 6th, Adhikaar, a nonprofit organization working with Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice, honored alum Shirley Lin (’10) for her social justice work.

Katie Redmon (’13) Awarded Borchard Foundation Fellowshiop

June 20, 2013

Katie Redmon (’13) has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, whose mission is to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability or other barriers.

Daisy Chung (’09) on Restaurant That Bans Tips and Pays Servers a Salary

June 12, 2013

Alum Daisy Chung (’09), executive director for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), spoke to ABC News about the restaurant Sushi Yasuda. The restaurant put its employees on salary with paid vacation and sick leave and started banning tips.

Lauren Dasse (’12) Named Executive Director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

June 4, 2013

Alum Lauren Dasse (’12) has been named the executive director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. Dasse was previously a staff attorney for the organization.

Lori Nessel (’92) on “Medical Repatriation” of Immigrants by U.S. Hospitals

May 30, 2013

Alum Lori Nessel (’92), director of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School, is quoted in a recent Associated Press article examining the process of “medical repatriation,” which allows hospitals to deport undocumented immigrant patients, often while they are still unconscious.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Mississippi Case Against Woman for Stillbirth

May 23, 2013

Alum Farah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke to Mother Jones for an article about a Mississippi woman indicted for manslaughter after the stillborn birth of her baby.

Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

May 1, 2013

Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY Law. Osvaldo Caban got his J.D. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014.

Lending a Voice: Janet Malone (’89)

May 1, 2013

“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).

Serving Vulnerable Elders and Their Families: Elizabeth Valentin (’01)

May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.

Providing Caring Guardians: Laura Negrón (’07)

May 1, 2013

“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said Laura Negrón (’07).

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