SUBJECT MATTER WORKGROUPS

The Executive Council may approve subject matter workgroups of the section that will conduct meetings to discuss topics related to specific areas of public interest practice. These workgroups may make recommendations to standing committees for actions such as continuing education programs, legislative positions or amicus curiae briefs. At least once a year, the Executive Council will review the viability of continuing each of the subject matter workgroups.  

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Children's Rights 

Simone Chriss
Chair

The Children's Rights workgroup covers a wide range of issues impacting children.  We engage in advocacy at the legislature and through appearance as amicus. 

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Civil Rights 

Sabarish Neelakanta
Chair

This workgroup explores guarantees of equal social opportunities and protection under the law for groups for which these rights are not historically enforced or afforded.

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Consumer and Tenant Protection 

Laura Boeckman
Chair

This workgroup explores the issues surrounding the protection of consumers and expansion of tenant rights.  

Disability

Jenna Lopes
Chair

The Disability workgroup looks at issues related to the disabled community with a focus on protecting and expanding the rights of people with disabilities.

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Homelessness 

Jamos Mobley
Chair

The Homelessness workgroup provides an opportunity for discussions about pertinent issues among a wide range of practitioners working on issues related to homelessness. 

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Immigration 

Laura Pichardo-Cruz
Chair

This workgroup looks at the issues related to attainment of citizenship and temporary or permanent relocation of individuals from one country to another.

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Nonprofit Law

Jeffrey Fromknecht
Chair

This workgroup focuses on nonprofit law, the nonprofit community and the people it serves. It is an ideal fit for attorneys who are practicing and working in this area and from lawyers who serve on the boards of directors of a nonprofit organization.

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Parents' Advocacy 

Richard Joyce
Chair

The Parents' Advocacy workgroup covers a wide range of issues affecting parents and explores parents' legal rights.

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