Staff & Board


Sally Fisher Curran, Esq.
Executive Director 
(315) 579-2576
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Mary C. John, Esq.
Supervising Attorney
Family Law Program 
(315) 579-2574
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Samantha Aguam, Esq.
Deputy Director
Elder Law & Disability Program
(315) 579-2579
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Bethanie Hemingway
Volunteer Engagement and Development Manager
(315) 579-3991
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Laura Rolnick, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Eviction Defense Program
(315) 930-3506

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Cindy Mills
Director of Finance & Administration
(315) 640-4895

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Sara McDowell, Esq.
Immigration Attorney
Immigration Program
(315) 579-0178

Mallory Livingston, Esq.
LGBT* Rights Attorney
LGBT* Rights Program
(315) 849-9234

Cheri Blair
Pro Bono Coordinator
Talk-to-a-Lawyer & Homeless Advocacy
(315) 640-4892

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Naomi Godbey
Immigration Attorney
Immigration Program 
(315) 956-3033

Board of Directors

2019 Officers

  • President
    Susan Katzoff, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC
  • Vice President
    Clifford Tsan, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  • Secretary
    Ellen Weinstein, Onondaga County Surrogate's Court
  • Treasurer
    Peter Dunn, Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.​

2019 Board Members

  • Laurence Bousquet, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC
  • John Boyd, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  • Sophie Dagenais,  Syracuse University College of Law
  • Hon. Therese Wiley Dancks, United States District Court, Northern District
  • Donald Doerr, Cerio Law Offices
  • Anthony Gigliotti, Attorney Grievance Committees, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
  • Brittany Hannah, Sugarman Law Firm, LLP
  • Palmer Harvey, TNT Housing Task Force
  • Mitchell Katz, Barclay Damon, LLP
  • Michael Klein, Fifth Judicial District
  • Brian LaClair, Blitman & King, LLP
  • Emilee Lawson Hatch, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC
  • ​Hon. George Lowe, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  • Mary Miner, Hancock Estabrook LLP
  • Ranette Releford, Citizen Review Board, Onondaga County Paralegals Committee
  • Jeffrey Unaitis, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Amy Wiles, NBT Bank
  • Christopher Wiles, Retired, Office of the NY Attorney General
  • James Williams, Legal Services of Central New York