Sara Levine, Pro Bono Manager

Sara Levine is NYLAG’s Pro Bono Manager – Immigration Specialist. In that capacity, Sara supervises NYLAG’s docket of immigration cases placed with pro bono counsel. Sara also runs NYLAG’s asylum clinic in partnership with Bellevue Hospital’s Program for Survivors of Torture, and coordinates NYLAG’s extensive-service immigration-relief legal clinics at law firms. She maintains a case load of undocumented victims of serious crimes and domestic violence applying for U Visas and relief under the Violence Against Women Act and represents asylum seekers fleeing persecution as well as minors applying for immigration protection under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Previously, Sara served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow with NYLAG’s LegalHealth division. Through her fellowship project, Sara opened on-site legal clinics for undocumented humanitarian immigrants at a public hospital. She represented clients in their immigration cases and worked with such individuals to obtain state Medicaid coverage once their federal immigration cases were pending. Sara received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to law school, Sara worked as a journalist for the English nightly news on Israeli television.