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Melissa Friedman

Melissa Friedman

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA

Melissa Friedman is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice doing child protective and delinquency representation. Prior to this role, Ms. Friedman was a Skadden Fellow focused on The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children at the Legal Aid Society. As a part of her fellowship, Ms. Friedman conducted a number of trainings for the Legal Aid Society as well as outside organizations, including a plenary presentation at The National Association for Children’s Counsel annual conference in 2017. She is also the incoming chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Children and the Law. Ms. Friedman received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.


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