Much of NYLAG’s wonderful work is made possible with the support and commitment from over 300 pro bono attorneys and volunteers. This fall, Paula Liang, joined NYLAG’s Development Unit as a part-time volunteer. Paula has been a tremendous addition to the Development Unit making significant contributions in helping NYLAG improve its communication materials and activities. She has taken the lead in producing NYLAG’s Annual Report and has contributed to the development of an organizational “elevator speech” and a brochure promoting NYLAG as a worthy recipient of cy pres awards.

Paula is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and worked as a Litigation Associate at Sonnenschein, Carlin, Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago and Davis, Markel, Dwyer & Edwards in New York City. She also was a lecturer on Pre-Trial Civil Litigation at the University of Maryland Law School. While raising her family, she worked as a professional fundraiser for a college preparatory day school in Greenwich, CT. The combination of her experience as a fundraiser and head of an endowment campaign along with her extensive knowledge of the legal system make her a perfect fit for NYLAG.

Paula came to NYLAG after she and her husband relocated to New York and she was looking to become involved again in the community. “My first volunteer job ever, in high school, was for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), so coming to work for an organization devoted to helping to fight for social justice felt right. My background helps me to understand what NYLAG does and how great the need is for free legal services, helping me tell NYLAG’s story a little better.” Paula’s commitment and talent exemplify the quality of all of NYLAG volunteers. NYLAG thanks Paula and all of its wonderful volunteers and Pro Bono Attorneys for their dedication and hard work!