Erica Braudy
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights/Mobile Legal Help Center

Erica Braudy is a dedicated housing attorney with the New York Legal Assistance Group. A member of the Tenants’ Rights Unit & Mobile Legal help Center since 2014, Erica specializes in eviction prevention and affirmative litigation that protects the rights and needs of New York City’s low-income communities.

Erica served as the law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey D. Light in the Superior Court of New Jersey. She has worked in the New York State Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau, and with Housing Works and Make the Road New York.

Erica published the article, Tax A Bank, Save A Home: Judicial, Legislative, and Other Creative Efforts to Prevent Foreclosures in New York in the City University of New York Law Review in 2014. Prior to law school, Erica was the Lead Organizer of the New York Civil Liberties Union where she led numerous campaigns for LGBTQ and students’ rights.

Erica leads the Mindful Lawyering practice group, a network of CUNY Law alumni focusing on meditation, self-care, and mindfulness practice. She graduated from the City University of New York School of Law where she was a CUNY Public Interest Law Association fellow and a leading member of the CUNY Contemplative Lawyering Program. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Erica lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two kitties.

Amy Hozer
Supervising Attorney, Mobile Legal Help Center

Amy is the supervising attorney of the Mobile Legal Help Center (“MLHC”), the country’s first-ever legal services office and courtroom on wheels. A joint partnership between NYLAG and the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program, the MLHC brings free legal services to New Yorkers in need. She is responsible for forging partnerships with the offices of elected officials, community based organizations and other entities to ensure that the MLHC is reaching those most in need of services. Amy coordinates and supervises NYLAG staff and pro bono attorneys aboard the MLHC and also supervises volunteers on certain MLHC cases selected for representation. Previously, Amy was a senior attorney in NYLAG’s Matrimonial and Family Law, and LegalHealth Units. Prior to joining NYLAG, Amy provided legal services to families affected by terminal illness at The Family Center in New York City. Before moving to New York, she was an associate attorney at the Consumer Law Group in Connecticut. Amy is an active member of the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence and the Children and the Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association. Amy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Maria Marroquin
Paralegal, Mobile Legal Help Center

Elliot Medina
Driver, Mobile Legal Help Center

Aaron Scheinwald
Staff Attorney, Mobile Legal Help Center

Aaron is a staff attorney with the Mobile Legal Help Center, and works alongside the Storm Response Unit with Hurricane Sandy victims.  Traveling across New York City and Long Island, Aaron meets with potential clients and advises them on various storm-related legal issues, including FEMA IHP assistance, homeowner’s and flood insurance claims, and post-Sandy homeowner assistance programs.  Prior to working at NYLAG, Aaron volunteered at MFY Legal Services and interned at the United Nation Development Programme’s Bureau of Development Policy: HIV-AIDS Unit, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Section 8 Appeals Unit, and Fordham University School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy.  Aaron is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and the University of California at Berkeley.