Jean Callahan Heads Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
FRIDAY, APRIL 08, 2016

Jean Callahan has been appointed the Attorney-in-Charge of the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office.

The appointment was announced by Adriene Holder, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice. Jean brings significant experience to this position having spent a majority of her career as a leader in non-profits providing direct services. Prior to joining The Legal Aid Society, Jean was the Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, an academic center that seeks to improve the lives of older adults through research, policy and professional development. Jean also served as Director of the Guardianship Project at the Vera Institute of Justice, a model program that provides high quality Article 81 guardianship services for incapacitated clients regardless of their ability to pay for services. In 1998-99 Jean served as a White House Fellow with Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala.

Jean began her legal career as a staff attorney in the Civil Practice, first as a staff attorney in the former Harlem Neighborhood Office and later at the Brooklyn Office for the Aging where she represented elderly and homebound New Yorkers in areas such as housing, health care, home care, consumer law and entitlements. A graduate of New York University, Jean received her law degree from Rutgers University and her Masters in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social Work.