Sirrah Harris Dobbert
Supervising Attorney & Project Director, Mobile Legal Help Center

Sirrah Harris is the supervising attorney and project director for the Mobile Legal Help Center which travels to sites in New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester, to provide civil legal information, resources, and representation to individuals who otherwise may not have been able to access legal assistance. She supervises the team of lawyers, paralegals, and volunteers who are committed to the mission of increasing access to justice and providing quality legal services within communities that may not be reached by traditional legal offices.

Previously, Sirrah worked as the onsite NYLAG attorney at the Legal Hand office in Crown Heights to provide legal resources, information, and referrals to unrepresented community members in a walk-in storefront office. Before that, Sirrah was a staff attorney in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit, where she worked primarily with people affected by Superstorm Sandy on consumer issues. Before joining NYLAG, Sirrah worked at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow and staff attorney in their Workers’ Rights Project. Sirrah received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.F.A. from New York University.

Claire Gavin
Staff Attorney, Matrimonial and Family Law Unit/Mobile Legal Help Center

Claire is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Matrimonial and Family Law Unit where she represents domestic violence victims in family offense, immigration, matrimonial, custody, visitation, and support proceedings.  In addition, she travels around New York City and Long Island supervising pro bono volunteers as a part of NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center.  Prior to becoming a staff attorney, Claire was a Public Interest/Public Service Fellow at NYLAG.  She graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2016 where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow and interned at NYLAG, the Legal Aid Society, and the Bronx Defenders.  Claire graduated cum laude from Hamilton College in 2013 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature.

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.