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

Mary Bleiberg
Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Development
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
(212) 710-9220

Vincent T. Chang, Esq.
Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
500 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10110

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

Anthe Maria Bova, Esq.
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 267-6646 x 236

Sophia Gianacoplos
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 267-6646 x 220

Lew Tesser
Tesser, Ryan, & Rochman LLP

Stephen C. Lessard
Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP

Bonnie Nuzum
Educator, Consultant, Author
Asha Smith
The Legal Aid Society

Seymour James
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & Lo Turco, LLP
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

George M. Santana, Esq.
Bronx Criminal Court
265 East 161st Street, Room 835
Bronx, NY 10451

Hon. Marcy S. Friedman
Supreme Court NY County Acting Justice
60 Centre Street, R-664
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-3760

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

David S. Udell, Esq.
National Center for Access to Justice
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-165
New York, NY 10023
(646) 293-3997

Lorraine D. Mandel
XL Financial Solutions, Inc.

Elliot Shields
Roth & Roth LLP

Hon. Elizabeth S. Strong

Ralph Wolff