Anya Emerson joins NYLAG as a staff attorney on an Equal Justice Works fellowship partially sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She will be associated with FLU’s Appellate Representation Project.

Over the next two years, Ms. Emerson will coordinate and train pro bono and non-profit attorneys to represent domestic violence victims in appellate cases, and will assist in establishing a briefbank on key issues in domestic violence appellate representation.

Ms. Emerson comes to NYLAG from a clerkship with Hon. Jack Weinstein of the US District Court for the Eastern Division of New York.

She attended Stanford University and the Columbia University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Ms. Emerson’s prior experience includes work with the Legal Aid Society, Fair Housing Justice Center, and Sanctuary for Families, where she assisted immigrant victims of domestic violence in the areas of contested divorces and public benefits.