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Eli Federman (’10) on Limits of Religious Freedom

November 25, 2013

Alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the health issues related to Metzitzah b’pheh, an ancient Jewish religious practice of completing a circumcision, and how New York City has stepped in to take precautionary measures to ensure public health and safety. Federman writes, the “balance between religious freedom and parental rights and the state’s responsibility to ensure […]

Terri Nilliasca (’11) Receives Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award

November 1, 2013

Terri Nilliasca (’11) was presented with the Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award.

Harvey Epstein (’94) in Daily News on How NYC Housing Authority Outside Lawyer Program “Outguns the Poor Needing Fixes”

November 1, 2013

The NY Daily News’ exclusive report on how the New York City Housing Authority spends $8 million a year on outside lawyers to oppose tenants seeking repairs in housing court, more than it spends on bricklayers or exterminators, quoted CUNY Law graduate Harvey Epstein (’94), the head of the Community Development Project at The Urban Justice […]

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.