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Laura Daly

Lawyers For Children
Legal Director, Education Advocacy Project
New York, NY, USA

Laura Beth Daly, Esq., is the Legal Director of the Education Advocacy Project at Lawyers for Children, which she established through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in 2008.  Within the project, Ms. Daly, in partnership with a dedicated Lawyers for Children social worker, advocates for the general and special education needs of youth in foster care in New York City.  Ms. Daly represents children and young people who are the subject of abuse, neglect, adoption, custody, visitation, guardianship, and voluntary placement proceedings in New York County Family Court, in addition to advocating for youth in care who require representation and assistance in IEP development, impartial hearings against the Department of Education, and in ensuring educational stability and appropriate enrollment.  Ms. Daly received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2004 and her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2008, where she was a Child and Family Advocacy Fellow at the Center for Children, Families and the Law, as well as the Managing Editor of the Family Court Review.

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