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Montel Cherry

Montel Cherry

Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (formerly MFY Legal Services)
Supervising Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Montel A. Cherry is the Supervising Attorney of the Government Benefits Project (GBP) at Mobilization for Justice, Inc (formerly MFY Legal Services, Inc.). GBP assists individuals with legal problems relating to Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid/Medicare, and Disability Benefits. This assistance includes representing clients in state and federal courts, and at administrative hearings, as well as advocating for clients at the applicable government agency. GBP also serves immigrants in various aspects of obtaining appropriate status including helping to obtain green cards, adjusting status, and obtaining citizenship. GBP conducts monthly on-site clinics with various community based organizations, and schedules trainings for the community at large. GBP also serves children with mental illness via its medical legal partnerships with Bellevue, Kings, and Harlem County Hospitals.

Prior to coming to Mobilization for Justice, Inc., Ms. Cherry was a Disability Law Specialist at Manhattan Legal Services, where she represented adults and children with physical and mental impairments in appealing their denial of disability benefits.  Initially she was hired at the former Harlem Legal Services, as a staff attorney for the government benefits unit specializing in both welfare and disability law.  She also worked as a decisions editor at the New York Law Journal. Ms. Cherry received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology and African Studies from SUNY Stony Brook.  

Montel Cherry is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Social Security Disability 2018: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings (November 7, 2017) - Social Security Disability 2018: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice, Friday, March 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings - Social Security Disability 2018: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice, Monday, March 19, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings - Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings , Monday, March 19, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings - Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings , Monday, March 19, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings - Overview of Social Security Benefits and Administrative Law Judge Hearings , Monday, March 19, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Social Security Disability 2018: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Social Security Disability 2019: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice, Friday, March 15, 2019, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Social Security Disability 2019: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice, Friday, March 15, 2019, New York, NY
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