Marisabel Kanioros-Abbas

Marisabel Abbas
Senior Legal Assistant

Marisabel assists deputy general counsel and legal division attorneys. She coordinates and handles hundreds of client matters and public inquiries; provides information and referrals on issues of employment, housing, immigration, access to social services; helps to draft documents and outreach materials; provides translations and interprets for legal staff and clients, while fulfilling other administrative duties. Additionally, Marisabel supervises and trains high school volunteers and volunteers for CUNY Citizenship, NY Daily News Citizenship NOW, Election Protection Work, VE y VOTA events.

Since 2006, Marisabel has worked in the nonprofit immigrant services sector including with Catholic Charities of NY (support services supervisor) and Safe Horizon (office manager).

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Juan Cartagena

Juan Cartagena

President and General Counsel

"There is an urgent need today … to analyze the intersection of police reforms, changes in the penal system and drug policy in this country. In reality, Latinos are disproportionately and negatively affected by police and criminal system practices that discriminate against them but rarely involve them in forging solutions."

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