Anya Emerson

  • Hosted by New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation
  • Service location New York
  • Law school Columbia Law School
  • Issue area Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project provides appellate representation for low-income New Yorkers and their children seeking to appeal from Family Court to – or defending against appeal in – the New York Appellate Division. Through such selective appeals, we aim to establish valuable legal precedent and a “culture of appeals” to better access legislative protections. After gaining trial-level experience in Family Court, I will represent domestic violence victims on appeal, help train other trial and appellate attorneys, and establish an appellate counsel electronic briefbank.

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