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Day in the Life Stories

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Giving a Voice to Children in Need in the Immigration Law Unit

Elizabeth (Liz) Rieser-Murphy leads our recently launched in-house federal immigrant youth litigation team. She represents unaccompanied children, like her clients Juan and his sister, who fled their home country in the Northern Triangle after years of horrific abuse at the hands of their parents.
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Assuring Access to Essential Medical Services in the Health Law Unit

Erika Hanson is keeping New Yorkers healthy and safe. As a staff attorney in our Civil Practice’s Health Law Unit, Erika represents clients and helps them access health care coverage and essential medical services.
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Protecting the Innocent from ICE in the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

Katherine Kim is a New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) attorney in our Immigration Law Unit. She recently won protection in the United States for her client, Mr. R.
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Securing Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors in the Immigration Law Unit

Immigration attorney Carina Patritti recently won an incredible asylum victory for her young clients, brothers E and R.
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Keeping Siblings Together in the Juvenile Rights Practice

While Staff Attorneys like Meghan Cuomo in our Juvenile Rights Practice focus on resolving the legal issues of our clients, Social Workers like Deb McGee ensure clients are connected with the services and support they need to thrive as a person.
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Helping Students Thrive in the Education Advocacy Project

As a Staff Attorney in our Education Advocacy Project (EAP), Kai-lin Hsu is helping children get an education. From helping students with learning disabilities find the right schools, to representing children in suspension hearings, Kai-lin makes sure that these most vulnerable New Yorkers have a voice.
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Fighting for Survivors’ Rights in The Exploitation Intervention Project

With President Trump striking fear into the hearts of immigrant communities across our city, Staff Attorney Sabrina Talukder of The Exploitation Intervention Project is taking a stand for refugees and survivors of human trafficking.
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Reuniting Families as an Equal Justice Works Fellow

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow in our Juvenile Rights Practice, Loretta Johnson is dedicated to reuniting children and families who have historically been over-policed by the child welfare system.
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Getting Dressed for Success with Connie’s Closet

Connie Belvanis of our Bronx Office is determined to make a difference for the young men and women of New York City. Her passion for her work and her dedication to her colleagues and clients has helped Connie create one of Legal Aid’s most unique initiatives, which reaches hundreds of young New Yorkers each year.
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Creating Brighter Futures in the Juvenile Rights Practice

As Staff Attorney’s in our Juvenile Rights Practice, Israel T. Appel, Angela Hines, and Mikila Thompson all bring a personal perspective to their dedicated work on behalf of young clients throughout New York City.
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