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Lorena Jiron

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Lorena graduated from Middlebury College and Fordham University School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor on the Moot Court Team and on Fordham Law's International Law Journal. While she was at Fordham, she was a Stein Scholar for the Public Interest and a recipient of the Monsignor James J. Murray Prize for Achievement in Public Interest, the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Summa Cum Laude and a National Jurist Law Student of the Year Award.

Lorena began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Verizon and DLA Piper LLP hosted by Day One. Her project, The Single Mother Empowerment Project, focused on providing legal assistance to immigrant mothers who were survivors of intimate partner violence. After her fellowship, Lorena focused on litigating in housing court for the at-risk communities in Manhattan's East Harlem area at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. She then continued her tenant advocacy work at Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem before joining the firm.

Lorena is a proud first generation American, with parents from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in Spanish and French.

Lorena se graduó de Middlebury College en Vermont y de la Facultad de Derechos de la Universidad de Fordham, donde fue parte y editora en el equipo Moot Court y en el International Law Journal de Fordham Law. Mientras estuvo en Fordham, obtuvo una Beca Stein para el Interés Público y recibió el Premio Monseñor James J. Murray por Logros en el Interés Público, el Premio al Servicio Público Archibald R. Murray Summa Cum Laude y ganó el Premio del Estudiante del Año de la publicación "National Jurist."

Lorena comenzó su carrera legal como becaria de Equal Justice Works, patrocinada por Verizon y DLA Piper LLP. Su proyecto, El Proyecto del fortalecimiento de Madres Solteras, se centró en brindar asistencia legal a madres inmigrantes que fueron sobrevivientes de violencia de pareja. Después de su beca, Lorena se centró en litigar en la corte de vivienda para las comunidades en riesgo en el área de East Harlem de Manhattan en la organización Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Luego continuó su trabajo de defensa de los inquilinos en el Servicio de Defensores del Vecindario de Harlem antes de unirse a la firma.

Lorena es una orgullosa estadounidense de primera generación, con padres de Nicaragua y República Dominicana. Habla español y francés con fluidez.

Areas Of Practice

  • Landlord-Tenant

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2018
  • California, 2021

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor – 2017
    • Law Journal: Fordham International Law Journal, Associate Edit
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Monsignor James J. Murray Prize for Achievement in Public Interest
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Summa Cum Laude
  • National Jurist Law Student of the Year Award

Published Works

  • Fordham Law Grad Who Overcame Odds Aims to Help the Vulnerable, New York Law Journal Profile Piece, May 11, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association, 2022
  • New York State Women's Bar Association, 2022

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish