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Mary Lynne Werlwas

The Legal Aid Society
Director, Prisoners' Rights Project
New York, NY, USA


Mary Lynne Werlwas is the Director of the Prisoners’ Rights Project of The Legal Aid Society of the City of New York.  The Prisoners’ Rights Project challenges constitutional violations and unlawful conditions in jails and prisons in New York, and advocates for individual prisoners on matters including access to medical care and mental health treatment, safety and protection from violence, disability and conditions of confinement.  She is class counsel in Nunez  v. New York, seeking to reform the systemwide misuse of force in New York City jails, and Handberry v. Thompson, remedying New York City’s failure to provide high school education to youth held in adult jails.  Previously she was an associate at Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain in San Francisco, specializing in labor, employment, constitutional and civil rights law, and the Leonard Sandler Fellow at Human Rights Watch in New York.  She served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and to the Honorable Chief Justice Gubbay of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe in Harare.  She is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Mary Lynne Werlwas is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Margo Schlanger, How the ADA Regulates and Restricts Solitary Confinement for People with Mental Disabilities, American Constitution Society Issue Brief (2016) pg. 1–18 - Prison Litigation 2018: Practical Strategies, Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Margo Schlanger, Trends in Prisoner Litigation, as the PLRA Enters Adulthood, UC Irvine L. Rev. 5, No. 1 (2015) pg. 153–178 - Prison Litigation 2018: Practical Strategies, Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison - Prison Litigation 2018, Friday, June 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison - Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison, Friday, June 08, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison - Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison, Friday, June 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison - Litigation Best Practices and Litigating Conditions of Confinement for Transgender Individuals in Prison, Friday, June 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Prison Litigation 2018, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, New York, NY
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