Legal Aid Chief Attorney To Speak On Panel On Diversity Within The Legal Services Community

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the Legal Services Diversity Coalition in New York State is sponsoring a forum on Diversity within the legal services community on September 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Legal Services of New York City at 40 Worth Street in Manhattan. Steven Banks, The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief, will be speaking on the panel. Last year, the New York City Bar honored The Legal Aid Society with the Diversity Champion Award in recognition of the joint efforts of the Legal Aid management team, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, the Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA), and 1199 SEIU.

In addition to Banks, speakers at the September 25 forum include: Jennifer Ching, the Project Director of Queens Legal Services; Virginia Goggin, a Staff Attorney in the LGBT Law Project in the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group; Maribel Martinez-Gunter, a Senior Staff Attorney at Manhattan Legal Services and the Legal Services NYC Latino/Latina Co-Chair; Denise Miranda, a Managing Director at the Urban Justice Center; and Christopher O’Malley, the Executive Director, IOLA Fund. The moderators are: Tanya Douglas, the Director of DAP and the Legal Services NYC Diversity Committee Chair; and Lillian M. Moy, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

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