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Dorothea A. Constas, Esq.

Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division, First Department
Principal Attorney
Wards Island, NY, USA


Dorothea Constas is a Principal and Supervising Attorney with Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division, First Department.  She has practiced with the Mental Hygiene Legal Service since 1990.  As an attorney with MHLS she has represented hundreds of clients in cases which include insanity acquittees, guardianship matters and involuntary retention and medication cases.

Since 2005, Ms. Constas has been an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in the Clinical Education Department teaching “ Fundamental Lawyering Skills”.  Prior to that she was an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School in the Academic Support Program.

Ms. Constas received her J.D. from Hofstra Law School in 1976 and her B.A. in Education from Emerson College in 1972.
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