Kathryn Crisona
Staff Attorney, Mobile Legal Help Center & Tenants' Rights

Katie is a staff attorney in NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center and the Tenants’ Rights Unit. Katie meets with clients in all 5 boroughs on the van and assists them with housing matters. She represents low-income tenants in Housing Court and administrative proceedings. Katie interned with several nonprofit legal services organizations while in law school, including Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem in the Civil Practice, MFJ in the Workplace Justice Unit, Youth Represent and Brooklyn Legal Services in the HIV/LGBT Unit. Katie received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow and Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Law Fellow. She received her B.A. in Social Science from Hampshire College.

Claire Gavin
Public Interest/Public Service Brooklyn Law School Fellow, Mobile Legal Help Center

Claire is a post-graduate legal fellow in NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center.  Traveling to all five boroughs and Long Island, Claire meets with potential clients and assists them with family law issues including custody, visitation, child support, and orders of protection. Before working at NYLAG, Claire interned at The Bronx Defenders Family Defense Practice, The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice, and in NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Clinical Center. Claire is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow, and of Hamilton College.

Javeria Hashmi
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights / Mobile Legal Help Center

Javeria is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit (TRU) and the Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC).  Traveling to all five boroughs, Javeria meets with potential clients and assists them with housing law issues.  She represents low-income tenants in Housing Court and administrative proceedings.  Before joining NYLAG, she was a staff attorney at CAMBA Legal Services where she provided anti-eviction legal services to tenants, including legal advice and representation in non-payment court proceedings, holdovers, and HP Actions for Repairs.  Prior to that, Javeria was a law clerk to the Hon. J. Randall Corman, J.S.C. in New Brunswick, NJ.  As a law clerk, she worked closely with pro se litigants in filing Orders to Show Cause and other emergent applications.  Javeria is a 2014 graduate of the CUNY School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College.

Elliot Medina
Driver, Mobile Legal Help Center

Maribel Mira Martinez
Paralegal, Mobile Legal Help Center

Mira is a paralegal in NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center where she assists clients and staff on a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to tenants’ rights, family law, and public benefits issues. She also provides translation assistance with Spanish speaking clients. Prior to joining NYLAG, she worked as a case manager at Universal Genetics assisting individuals filing USCIS I-130 petitions for their relatives abroad. Before moving to New York, she taught English for two years at United International College in Guangdong, China. Mira is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied Global & International Relations with an emphasis in East Asia.

Fulvia Vargas
Staff Attorney, Mobile Legal Help Center

Fulvia is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center, where she advises and represents clients in the areas of employment and public benefits.

Prior to joining NYLAG, Fulvia was a Pro Bono scholar and staff attorney with Legal Services of Central New York practicing in the areas of housing, public benefits and employment law. During law school she participated in the Monroe County Diversity Clerkship program and volunteered with NYLAG’s storm response unit as a Syracuse Public Interest Fellow. Fulvia is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Law and Lehigh University.