Amira Samuel, Staff Attorney, Matrimonial & Family Law

Amira is a staff attorney and the Project Eden/Nedivot Coordinator for the Family and Matrimonial Law Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Amira represents survivors of domestic violence in family court and supreme court and provides advocacy services in criminal court and rabbinical court. Amira advises clients on their rights in custody, visitation, divorce, family offense, and child support proceedings. She started at NYLAG as a Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law post graduate fellow, and then continued her work with NYLAG as a Judge Gertrud Mainzer Memorial Fellow, an honor she was awarded for her commitment to public interest family law. In 2012, she served NYLAG as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow.  Prior to joining NYLAG, Amira was a research assistant to a sociologist studying communities in New York City. Amira was a student of family law and alternative dispute resolution at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and graduated in 2010.