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Coco Culhane

Coco Culhane

Urban Justice Center
Director, Veteran Advocacy Project
New York, NY, USA

Coco Culhane is the founder and director of the Veteran Advocacy Project at the Urban Justice Center. The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free legal services to low- income veterans and their families with a focus on individuals living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain injury, and substance use disorders.

Culhane is also an adjunct professor of clinical law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches the Veterans’ Rights Clinic. She sits on Senator Gillibrand’s Service Academy Selection Committee, a panel that makes recommendations for the senator’s academy nominations, and she is a founding advisor to the NYC Veterans Alliance. From 2011-2013 she was an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Cigna Foundation and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  She was formerly on the Steering Committee of the Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition and chaired the Communications Committee in New York City for two years.

Culhane has presented on veterans’ legal issues and conducted trainings for attorneys, social workers, and students at conferences across the country. She received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was the symposium editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and president of the student health law association. In 2014, she received the school’s inaugural Rising Star Award. Prior to law school she was an editor at The New Republic for six years. She received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University.


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