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Day in the Life Stories

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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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Providing Essential Legal Services in the Community Justice Unit

Community Organizer Victor Dempsey and Supervising Attorney Anthony Posada of the Community Justice Unit passionately work within New York’s neighborhoods to fight gun violence and provide legal access and support.
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Fighting Mass Incarceration in the Decarceration Project

As Staff Attorneys in the Decarceration Project, Jane-Roberte Sampeu and Liz Bender are on the front-lines of the fight against mass incarceration and unfair bail determinations.
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Fighting Discrimination in the LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Initiative

As a native New Yorker, Jasmina Chuck knows how important the services provided by The Legal Aid Society are for our city. A paralegal in our LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Initiative, Jasmina works with clients across all five boroughs, and trains staff in all three practices to make New York a better place for all.
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