Hans provides direct limited scope legal assistance to federal pro se litigants in the Southern District of New York in a broad range of practice areas including among others, civil rights, labor and employment, and copyright law.  He also collaborates in the drafting of guides, templates, and fact sheets for pro se litigants while helping coordinate with other organizations and members of the private bar to secure full representation for pro se litigants.

Prior to joining NYLAG, Hans was a public defender in borough of Manhattan. Hans graduated from New York University’s School of Law where he was a member of the Juvenile Defender Clinic, and he interned with the Bronx Defenders, the Legal Aid Society, and New York County Defender Services. Hans is a magna cum laude graduate of Westminster College of Salt Lake City where he interned with the Utah Attorney General’s Office.