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Empire Justice Center welcomes new advocates

Empire Justice Center, a statewide organization working to achieve social and economic justice in New York state, is welcoming five new advocates to its staff.

• Daniel Brennan is a staff attorney working in the Foreclosure Prevention Unit in the Rochester office. A native of Rochester, he came to Empire Justice from the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. A graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, Brennan also volunteers as a moot court and mock trial judge for local collegiate and law school competitions.

• Nicole Harris, Foreclosure Prevention Unit in the Rochester office, who previously volunteered at the Volunteer Legal Services Project. A graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, she serves as secretary for the Rochester Black Bar Association.

Joining the Albany office is Amy Lowenstein, working on health policy and training for advocates on health law issues. Reena Arora is a new staff attorney in the White Plains office focusing on workers’ rights and the creation of a wage justice project in Westchester County; and Jackeline Saavedra, Long Island office, Immigration Unit.

“We are so excited to have these talented advocates join Empire Justice Center’s team,” said Anne Erickson, president and CEO. “They will bring new energy and perspective to our advocacy efforts in the areas of workers’ rights, immigration, health law and policy, and foreclosure prevention.”