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Veronica Vela

The Legal Aid Society- Prisoners’ Rights Project
Interim Supervising Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Veronica Vela is an Interim Supervising Attorney with the Prisoners’ Rights Project of The Legal Aid Society, which she joined in 2008.  She is currently part of the team representing plaintiffs in Jane Jones v. Annucci, a putative class action on behalf of women alleging that they have been abused by male corrections staff while in the custody of the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Prior to joining The Legal Aid Society, Ms. Vela was an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City.  She clerked for the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans and for the Honorable Frank Maas in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Vela earned her Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and her J.D. from the University of Michigan.
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