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Meridith F. Sopher

The Legal Aid Society
Director of Child Welfare Training, Juvenile Rights Practice
New York, NY, USA

Meredith Sopher is the Director of Child Welfare Training at the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice, where she has practiced as an attorney handling both child welfare and juvenile delinquency cases since 1997. As the Director of Child Welfare Training, Ms. Sopher is responsible for training JRP's staff at all levels of practice. She has also overseen the development of training materials that are available on the New York Court System's website for attorneys for children state-wide. Ms. Sopher has spoken at conferences sponsored by organizations such as the Practising Law Institute, the Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.  She is currently a member of the New York City Bar Association's Children and the Law Committee, and she has also served as the chair of the New York City Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Committee (2005-2008) and as a board member of the Stonewall Community Foundation (2003-2009). Ms. Sopher is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, and she received her J.D. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.



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