On September 6, CAL welcomed five new attorneys for their first official day of work, forming our 2017 class of new hires: Scott Henney (University of Chicago Law '17); Allison Kahl (NYU Law '13); Jacqueline Meese-Martinez (CUNY Law '16); Taylor Napolitano (NYU Law '15); John Palmer (NYU Law '17); and Alexandra Ferlise (Brooklyn Law '17), who is continuing at CAL from her position as a PIPS fellow. They bring a staggering wealth of experiences with them, ranging from federal circuit and district clerks to former corporate litigators to former CAL interns. We also welcome Gilbert Zelaya, CAL's 2017-18 PIPS fellow, who will work with trial providers to facilitate the appellate rights of defendants. All share a passion for public defense and a commitment to equal justice. We are delighted to welcome them to CAL and look forward to working with them to help our clients.
CAL represents clients assigned to it by the Appellate Division, First Department and Appellate Term, First Department, in appeals and post-conviction proceedings in Manhattan and the Bronx. CAL distinguishes itself through its passionate and creative advocacy, and its dynamic approach to finding effective litigation strategies in pursuit of justice.
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