Gary Solomon is the Director of Legal Support for The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice. In that capacity he participates in the training of staff and acts as a supervisor, consultant and advisor to staff; prepares practice memoranda and other continuing legal education materials and maintains the Juvenile Rights Practice's electronic legal research system; and acts as a supervisor for and consultant to the Juvenile Rights Practice's Appeals Unit and Special Litigation & Law Reform Unit; and participates in New York State Appellate Division-sponsored training programs for assigned counsel, and Unified Court System-sponsored training programs for judges and court attorneys.
Previously, Mr. Solomon served as a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Practice doing trial work in the Family Court; served as a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau; and served as Director of Training for the Juvenile Rights Practice.
Mr. Solomon prepares the weekly JRD Newsletter, a compilation of annotated court decisions which is made available to judges, lawyers and other professionals throughout New York state and elsewhere, and is the principal author of Volumes One, Two and Three of the Practice Manual for Children's Attorneys, which include extensive materials on criminal/juvenile delinquency and child protective proceedings, legal ethics and the role of the child's attorney, and persons in need of supervision proceedings. He authored a chapter on child abuse and neglect proceedings which appears in West Publishing's New York Family Court Practice, and has written practice commentaries for LexisNexis/Matthew Bender.
In 2003, Mr. Solomon was awarded the Howard A. Levine Award For Excellence in Juvenile Justice And Child Welfare by the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Children and the Law. In 2006, Mr. Solomon received the Kathryn A. McDonald Award For Excellence in Service to Family Court from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 2007, Mr. Solomon received the Orison Marden Award For Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Organization and to the Clients from The Legal Aid Society of New York City.
Mr. Solomon received a B.A. degree from the City University of New York, Queens College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.