Janet Sabel is the General Counsel of the Legal Aid Society and an experienced civil litigator. Ms. Sabel has been an attorney at the Legal Aid Society since 1985. Over the years at Legal Aid, Ms. Sabel has held the positions of staff attorney in the Civil Division's Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, staff attorney in the Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit where she worked on federal and class action litigation on disability and health issues, managing attorney of the Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office, Attorney-in-Charge of the Society's Health Law Unit, and from 1999 to August 2005, Attorney in Charge of Legal Aid's city-wide Immigration Law Unit until she became General Counsel for the Society. Ms. Sabel graduated from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar. She has been the recipient of awards for her public service work both within the Legal Aid Society and by her colleagues. In 1997 she received the New York State Bar Association Public Interest Law Award, and in 2002, she received the New York County Lawyers Public Service Award.