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Jota Borgmann

Jota Borgmann

Mobilization for Justice
Senior Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Jota Borgmann is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Disability and Aging Rights Project at Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services, Inc.).  Since 2008, she has litigated a number of disability rights cases on behalf of adult home residents under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act.  This includes her work negotiating a landmark settlement in the deinstitutionalization case O’Toole v. Cuomo, which affects a class of about 5,000 people.  In 2012, she launched MFY’s Nursing Home Residents Project to provide free legal services to nursing home residents and their families throughout New York City.  She has published several articles, including an article on institutional food in the September-October 2012 issue of Clearinghouse Review.  She previously served as an Appellate Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.  She received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law.  Prior to obtaining her law degree, she was a policy advocate on affordable housing issues in Washington State.  Jota has served on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities.
Jota Borgmann is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Case Studies from Civil Matters (March 8, 2017) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Kevin M. Cremin, Jean Philips, Claudia Sickinger, M.D., Jeanette Zelhof, Ensuring a Fair Hearing for Litigants with Mental Illnesses: The Law and Psychology of Capacity, Admissibility, and Credibility Assessments in Civil Proceedings, 17 Brooklyn Law Journal of Law And Policy, Issue 2 (2009) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Hon. Gerald Lebovits, Michael V. Gervasi, Guardians and Guardians Ad Litem in New York, Richmond County Bar Association Journal, (Fall 2009) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jeanette Zelhof, Andrew Goldberg, Hina Shamsi, Protecting the Rights of Litigants with Diminished Capacity in the New York City Housing Courts, Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal, Vol. 3.733 (2006) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Hon. Gerald Lebovits, Matthias W. Li, Shani R. Friedman, Guardians Ad Litem in Housing Court, N.Y. Real Property Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Winter 2009) - Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters - Confidentiality, Behavioral Health and the Justice System: Case Studies from Civil Matters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2017: Confidentiality, Behavioral Health & the Justice System, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, New York, NY
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