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Claudia Montoya

Claudia Montoya

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Enhanced Defense-MICA Project
Bronx, NY, USA

Ms. Montoya is a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society. She is an original staff member of the MICA Project, which began providing legal representation and social services for those suffering from serious mental illness since 2002. Ms. Montoya has been very involved in the Bronx Mental Health Court, being a formal stakeholder, who is called upon to consult with other state entities interested in the mental health court model. She trains annually at local law schools, as well as at local and national conferences. Ms. Montoya is a zealous advocate for the rights and treatment of the Bronx most marginalized clients. Ms. Montoya is 2014 Orison S. Marden Award recipient and has been honored in Bronx Veteran’s Court for her advocacy.

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