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), 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, […]
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 […]
Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was the recipient of the New York Law Journal’s Impact Award.
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
Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of controversial remarks of corporate CEOs on consumers in an opinion piece for Forbes. Read more
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 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) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alum Christina Thivierge (’00) has been elected to the board of the Eden II School for Autistic Children on Staten Island.
Alum Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) spoke to Rolling Stone about the indefinite detention of prisoners at the prison near Bagam Airfield in Afghanistan.
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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).
Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.
“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said Laura Negrón (’07).