Center for Justice Welcomes Brooklyn Law School Public Service Fellow

The Center for Justice welcomes Brooklyn Law School (BLS) graduate John Willumsen-Friedman to our office. Born and raised in New York City, John joins us in Rhode Island through BLS’s Public Service Fellowship program…


Having passed the New York and Massachusetts bar exams, his work will focus on legal research and writing to support our advocacy around utility justice, workers’ rights, and tenants’ rights. The power imbalance between those with and without access to legal representation inspired John to study law. He hopes to serve those who are otherwise unable to access legal assistance. While in law school, John worked in an employment law clinic helping workers obtain wrongfully terminated unemployment benefits. He also successfully represented a Nigerian immigrant in asylum proceedings through BLS’s Safe Harbor immigration clinic. Finally, John’s experience working as an extern at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A exposed him to Brooklyn’s housing court and gave him the chance to assist low-income tenants. We’re excited to have John working with us. Welcome John!

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