I served as counsel for New York City Children'ss Services for approximately two years. During that time, I was responsible for a high volume caseload, from inception to conclusion. While representing New York State I ran the gambit of hearings (pre and post dispositional), motion practice, trial procedure, and appealable issues.
In addition, I am a member of the Assigned Law Guardian Family Court Panel in Queens County. Assigned Counsel for the Second Department Appellate Division under (known as the â18B panel"; 18B refers to the New York County Law authorizing indigent defense).
In addition to my experience in child abuse and neglect cases, I possess considerable familiarity in custody, child support, juvenile delinquency, termination of parental rights and visitation cases.
Lastly, I have experience and a substantial working knowledge of Administrative law. In particular, claims brought against New York City and New York State under Article 78 concerning unemployment insurance. Moreover, I am well-versed in divorce, social services, agency and constitutional law.
Memberships and activities:
I am a member of the New York Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association (and registered blawger), Brooklyn Bar Association and Queens Association. Additionally, I sit on the Family Law/Child Welfare, Civil Liberties/Rights and Small Firms committees for the New York County Lawyer's Association. I am a New York Civil Liberties Union Member where I have spoke on students' privacy rights and, lastly, judged two mock trial competitions.