Paralegal, Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, LGBTQ Law Project
Senior Supervising Attorney & Project Director, LGBTQ Law
Heather Betz is Supervising Attorney and Project Director for NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project. Prior to joining NYLAG she served as Project Director of the DREAMER Pro Bono Project at Cornell Law School, where she oversaw the work of a team of volunteer attorneys and law students representing undocumented young people applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides temporary relief to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children. Earlier, she was Senior Staff Attorney at the HIV Law Project and Director/Echoing Green Fellow at the Lesbian and Gay Refugee Advocacy Project. Heather received her law degree from the City University of New York School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina.
Staff Attorney, LGBTQ Law
Alejandra assists clients in a variety of civil legal matters such as immigration, family law, name and gender marker changes, and anti-discrimination litigation. Alejandra’s primary focus has been on helping the trans-latina community of New York City. Alejandra currently serves as the Secretary of the LGBTQ Rights Committee of the New York Bar Association. Prior to joining NYLAG, Alejandra received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she externed in the Helping Elders through Litigation and Policy (HELP) clinic and the Safe Harbor Asylum Law clinic. Alejandra received her B.A. in Government and World Affairs with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Tampa.
Lorenzo Orozco Jr.
Paralegal, LGBTQ Law