Magda Rosa-Rios To Be Honored Tonight

Magda Rosa-Rios, Director of the Citywide Tenant Rights Coalition and Acting Attorney-in-Charge of the Harlem Community Law Office will be honored this evening at the New York County Lawyers Association Public Service Awards Ceremony.

The ceremony honors lawyers in the public service who have distinguished themselves as role models, innovators and problem solvers of complex issues. The ceremony is followed by a reception and will take place at NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, NYC at 6:00 pm. This event is FREE and open to all attorneys in the Public Sector and to all the NYCLA members.

As the Citywide Director of our Tenant Rights Coalition (TRC), and Acting Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice’s Harlem Community Law Office, Magda’s work exemplifies the qualities revered by fellow legal services attorneys. She is a tireless advocate, skillful, innovative, creative, compassionate and dedicated. Her expertise, wisdom and advice are sought out and relied upon by staff and colleagues.

On an ongoing basis, she oversees litigation and case management strategies across the City. The TRC initiative involves multiple legal services and community based organizations and Magda has coordinated services with these partners as well as with other units within The Legal Aid Society. She has succeeded in developing and maintaining community support and relationships with CBO’s, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts for TRC’s work. From East New York to Highbridge in the Bronx, Magda is a city-wide leader in addressing poor housing conditions, tenant harassment and empowering groups of tenants to work together to preserve and improve their housing.

Please join me in congratulating Magda.


Other 2017 award recipients include:

  • Angela Albertus, Division Chief, Family Court Division, New York City Law Department

  • Elise Brown, Deputy Director & Director of Housing Litigation, Mobilization for Justice

  • Neil M. Corwin, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

  • Mary Chris Greene, Principal Court Attorney, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County

  • Daphne Schlick, Director of NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group

  • Dafna Yoran, Senior Trial Counsel, New York County District Attorney’s Office