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Raun Rasmussen

Legal Services NYC
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA


Raun Rasmussen, Executive Director, Legal Services NYC

Raun Rasmussen was named Executive Director of Legal Services NYC in June 2011. He has been a member of the LSNYC family for over 30 years, serving as LSNYC’s Chief of Litigation and Advocacy since 2003. He began his career as a housing attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services and later became SBLS’s Director of Litigation, supporting the development of affirmative litigation, helping to create one of the first foreclosure prevention projects in the country, and developing the Child Care Network Support Project, which provides legal services and training to home-based child care providers. Mr. Rasmussen has written numerous articles on residential displacement, foreclosure, ethics, affirmative litigation and child care work, and has received several awards for his public service. He is a member of the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice and the Board of Directors of the New Economy Project.  He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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