Justice Center

Mission Statement
The mission of the Justice Center is to combine the resources, position and membership of the New York County Lawyers’ Association with those of academia, the bench and the bar, and to partner with non-lawyer community leaders and groups to identify and understand legal and social justice issues, promote access to justice, and act as a catalyst for meaningful improvement in, and a positive perception of, the administration of justice in New York State.

Advisory Board
The Advisory Board, chaired by James B. Kobak, Jr., includes lawyers, judges, academics and community representatives.

NYCLA's Justice Center Advisory Board

James B. Kobak, Jr., Esq., Chair
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004-1442
(212) 837-6757
Debra Lesser, Esq.
Justice Resource Center
122 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
(212) 580-5905

Hon. Joseph Kevin McKay, Vice Chair
307 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231-3701
(718) 522-4719
Michael J. McNamara, Esq.
Seward & Kissel LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004-1441
(212) 574-1581

Hon. Richard M. Berman
U.S. District Court, Southern District
500 Pearl St., Rm 650
New York, NY 10007
(212) 805-6715
Jonathan D. Pressment, Esq.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10112-0093
(212) 918-8961

Vincent T. Chang, Esq.
Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
500 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10110
(212) 382-3300
Deborah Rand, Esq.
Department of Housing Preservation and Development
100 Gold Street, Room 6Z1
New York, New York 10038
(212) 863-5604

Catherine Ann Christian, Esq.
Director of Legal Training
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013-4311
(212) 335-4068
Barbara T. Rochman, Esq.
30 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-0196

Samuel B. Cohen, Esq.
Samuel B. Cohen, Attorney & Counselor at Law
494 8th Ave, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10001
(212) 537-5919
George M. Santana, Esq.
Bronx Criminal Court
265 East 161st Street, Room 835
Bronx, NY 10451

Marilyn Flood, Esq.
Ex Officio
Maureen K. Schad, Esq.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Renee L. Freimuth, Esq.
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 267-6646 x 236
Jamie L. Sinclair, Esq.
Ganfer & Shore
360 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 922-9250 ext. 253

Hon. Marcy S. Friedman
Supreme Court NY County Acting Justice
60 Centre Street, R-664
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-3760
John Temple, Esq.
Chief, Human Trafficking Program
New York County District Attorney’s Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
(212) 335-4237

Dora Galacatos, Esq.
Feerick Center for Social Justice
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-161
New York, NY 10023
(212) 636-7747
Rhonda Tomlinson, Esq.
Supervising Administrative Law Judge
NYS Dept. of Corrections & Community
314 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10025

Sophia Gianacoplos
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 267-6646 x 220
David S. Udell, Esq.
Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 790-0869