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Lourdes Rosado

Bureau Chief, Civil Rights Bureau at Office of the Attorney General of New York State   Like many other people, I am deeply troubled by the large number of young Latino and African American males who become involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  Without representation by trained attorneys,…...

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Martin Gauto

Staff Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.   During my time in law school, I worked in the immigration clinic that serves vulnerable populations, including immigrant children who had been abandoned, abused and/or neglected. Seeing and working with these children made a huge impact on my life, and I eventually…...

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Jolevette Mitchell

Law Student, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center   I chose to work in the Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law Center because a home is where dreams are made, values are learned, and love is shared.  I was truly blessed to not have been affected by Sandy, and I…...

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Megan Forbes

Law Student, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center   I chose to work in the Disaster Relief Clinic because being from the south shore of Long Island, Super storm Sandy’s effect hit close to home, and I wanted to help homeowners with the aftermath of the storm. Working in…...

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The Hon. Patricia Bank

Retired, Cook County Circuit Court     My wonderfully supportive maternal and paternal grandparents provided me a life-long source of inspiration; they were wise, dignified, and fiercely independent in thoughts and deeds, commanding as opposed to demanding respect. Because of my relationship with each of them, I have always reserved…...

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Brent Pattison

Clinical Professor and Director of the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake Law School     During college I worked at a homeless shelter for youth.  The kids would be really nervous about court, and sometimes they would reach out to their lawyers for advice.  Too often, they wouldn’t hear…...

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Kathy Flaherty

Connecticut Legal Rights Project Team Leader   I have the good fortune to lead a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegal advocates (with great support staff) at Connecticut Legal Rights Project. We represent low income people living with mental health conditions to protect their legal rights with regard to treatment,…...

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Alexis Bullard

Law Student, Touro College   “I decided to enroll in the Disaster Relief Clinic, because I have a genuine desire to serve communities that have suffered hardships and people who have been subjected to circumstances that render them particularly vulnerable. These people, I find, are the most resilient, forward-thinking people…...

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Iman Boundaoui

Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP   I am a coordinator for CAIR-Chicago’s Travelers Assistance Project, an organization of Chicago-based attorneys and interpreters who help people detained from entering the United State at O’Hare Airport. Typically these people – tourists, students and even conference keynote speakers – have properly obtained Visas…...

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Ginger Devaney

Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic   I work as a legal aid attorney in a domestic violence nonprofit in Chicago. I help clients who have experienced domestic violence achieve safety first, through Orders of Protection, and then immigration security as well. My clients are resilient, resourceful people, and I…...

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