I served as counsel for New York City Children’s Services for approximately two years. During that time, I was responsible for a high volume case load, from inception to conclusion. While representing New York State I ran the gambit of hearings (pre and post dispositional), motion practice, trial procedure, and appellate issues.
Currently, I am a member of the Assigned Law Guardian Family Law Panel for indigent defense in Queens, NY. I am responsible for cases involving: child abuse and neglect , custody, child support, juvenile delinquency, termination of parental rights and visitation.
Moreover, I have experience and a substantial working knowledge of Administrative law. In particular, claims brought against New York City and New York State under 19 NYCRR Part 400 concerning unemployment insurance.
Lastly, while I have virtually no practical experience in Constitutional Law or Civil Rights cases, they nonetheless are of specific interest to me. To that end, I am a member of the Civil Liberties Committee for the New York County Lawyers Association, and part of a special subcommittee reviewing First Amendment concerns on cyberbullying regulation.
-New York State
>Young Lawyers Division
>Trial and Litigation section
-New York City
>Young Lawyer Connect Committee
-American Bar Association
>Blawger on constitutional law and legal updates
-New York County Lawyer's Association
>Civil Liberties/Rights committee
>Family Welfare committee
>Young Lawyers Division
I have judged two mock trial competitions in the past year. The first was an intercollegiate competition at St. John's University. The second was the international Empire Mock Trial Competition held at the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, NY. Lastly, I am an active member of the New York Civil Liberties Union and have led workshops to high school students about their First Amendment rights within the school.
Family law litigation; Article 10 neglect and abuse cases, child custody and visitation. Administrative law, specifically administrative cases brought under 19 NYCRR part 400 - administrative (fair) hearings concerning unemployment insurance.
|Agency Attorney||Administration For Children's Services||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Alan Weinste3in||2006 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||Queens County District Attorney||2006 - 2006|
|Legal Intern||Miami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York County Lawyers' Association, Civil Rights and Liberties Committee||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association, Family Court and Child Welfare Committee||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New York Civil Liberties Union||Guest Lecturer||2010 - Present|
|Empire Mock Trial||Judge - Mock Trial Competition||2010 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|JDSupra||The Difficulties with a Public Sector Employee's Retaliation Claim||2010|
|JDSupra||Facebook and the First Amendment||2010|
|JDSupra||Am I willfully defrauding the New York State Department of Labor? A brief legal overview.||2010|
|University of Miami School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Boston College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|ABA regional Client Counseling Competition||Client Counseling Competition||2012|
|Teaching About Civil Liberties||Free speech, internet and bullying||2011|
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