In this episode of Success In Brief with Rosanne Felicello, we welcome guest Corey Stoughton, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice Special Litigation Unit at The Legal Aid Society in New York City. As such, Corey oversees the part of Legal Aide that tries to address the systemic issues that face their public defense clients, through three primary functions: litigation, policy work and community organizing.
Tune in to this episode as Corey shares:
For the past three years, Corey Stoughton has served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice Special Litigation Unit at The Legal Aid Society in New York City. Prior to that position, she served as the Advocacy Director and then Acting Executive Director at Liberty, the UK’s preeminent domestic human rights organization, overseeing a team working across litigation, policy, campaigning and strategic communications to advance human rights and civil liberties.
Previous to Liberty, she served as senior counsel to Vanita Gupta, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Justice under President Obama.
Corey is well known for her tenure at the New York Civil Liberties Union where she worked for over a decade on a broad range of constitutional and human rights issues including Hurrell-Harring, et al. v. State of New York, which set funding and caseload standards for public defender organizations in New York State.
She has also worked as an adjunct clinical professor of law at New York University School of Law. Corey graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.
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