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Dawne A. Mitchell

The Legal Aid Society - Juvenile Rights Practice

Bronx, NY, USA


Dawne Mitchell Esq. is the Attorney In Charge of the Bronx trial office of The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice. The Legal Aid Society is the primary provider of representation for children in New York City juvenile delinquency and child protection matters. Dawne joined The Legal Aid Society in 1996 as a staff Attorney. Dawne formerly served as an IOLA Fellow for the New York Legal Assistance Group. Through the years she has been a staunch advocate for children's rights and reform. Dawne has partnered with stakeholders around the city to improve court systems and has played a key role in the success of many initiatives. Dawne's leadership was instrumental in the success of the Juvenile Accountability Court in Manhattan Family Court, and the development of an Adolescent Practice Team in the Bronx office. In her current capacity, Dawne manages and oversees the Bronx trial office where clients are served by interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, social workers and paralegal staff. Dawne received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Spelman College in 1988 and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1993. Dawne is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Corporate Counsel Women of  Color.
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