Highlighting Access Justice Brooklyn’s Summer Interns on National Intern Day

National Intern Day is July 28, 2022, and to celebrate we are delighted to introduce, highlight, and celebrate Access Justice Brooklyn’s Summer Interns! As an organization operating with a full-time staff of eleven, our interns play an especially critical role in our day-to-day work, programming, and impact.

Tenzin Chimi, Rising 2L, Brooklyn Law School
“I was interested in interning with Access Justice Brooklyn because of the organizations values and its mission to provide accessible legal services to financially burdened communities. Throughout this summer, I look forward to gaining skills that are invaluable to my legal career while being able to advocate for marginalized individuals!”

Rigel Morin, Rising 3L, Brooklyn Law School
“What interested me in interning with Access Justice Brooklyn was the opportunity to assist members of the Brooklyn community in a real way. I hope to gain first-hand experience in the way our court and legal systems operate and to learn how to best interact with and assist clients by the end of my internship with Access Justice Brooklyn.”

Lucas Pozzuto, Rising 2L and Carswell Scholarship recipient, Brooklyn Law School
“I was drawn to Access Justice Brooklyn because of the opportunity to work hands-on within my immediate community. While things like legal research and writing can be effectively supplemented through internships, there is no classroom substitute for working with everyday people to help them resolve legal issues they likely wouldn’t be able to resolve on their own. I look forward to continuing to improve upon my public speaking skills, communication skills, and I’m hoping to continue to hone my legal research and writing skills while doing so.”

Brendan Tetro, Rising 2L, Brooklyn Law School
“I am so excited to spend the summer with the Access Justice Brooklyn team to learn from my staff mentors and grow my skills as a legal professional while supporting the Brooklyn community!”

From conducting intake to staffing legal clinics and representing clients on civil legal matters, our interns are making a long-lasting difference in the lives of those who are often overlooked and underserved.

We are incredibly grateful and proud of their compassion and dedication to Access Justice Brooklyn and those we serve! For more information about volunteering with Access Justice Brooklyn, click here.

Access Justice Brooklyn Launch Party hosted by Board Member Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, BSE Global

On July 13, 2022, we celebrated Access Justice Brooklyn and the launch of our new name, new brand, and renewed mission. The celebration took place at the Crown Club at Barclays Center and was hosted by Access Justice Brooklyn Board Member Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, BSE Global.

Founded in 1990 to help close the gap in legal resources and representation in the borough, we have been a pioneer of contemporary pro bono models and a progressive force in the community. We believe that broad, sustainable systems change requires a holistic approach, and our new brand is a more accurate reflection of who we are today and our vision for the future. Read the press release here.

Thank you to Jeff Gewirtz for his leadership, support and generosity and for providing us with a night to remember at the Barclays Center.

A special thank you to Access Justice Brooklyn Board Members, Young Professionals Board Members, and our dedicated staff without whom this rebrand, and launch would not be possible!

For more photos of the evening, visit our Instagram and Facebook page.

Photography by Reuben Kleiner.

BK Reader: Meet the Lawyers Helping Brooklyn’s Neediest Residents—For Free!

Access Justice Brooklyn was featured in “Meet the Lawyers Helping Brooklyn’s Neediest Residents—For Free!” by Jessy Edwards published on July 1, 2022 in the BK Reader.

We are excited to reintroduce ourselves to the community as Access Justice Brooklyn as well as highlight our holistic programming and share our clients’ victories! Thank you to Jessy Edwards for profiling us!

To read the article, click here.