Class Agent Ina Forman
Patrick Alair was recently named Corporation
Counsel for West Hartford, CT.
After a successful career in public affairs
for Ogilvy & Mather’s Public Affairs Offices,
PepsiCo and YUM Brands, Jonathan Blum
is now retired, splitting his time between
Martha’s Vineyard and Santa Barbara. He
owns Bad Martha Beer Company, a craft beer
company distributed in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, and Connecticut.
Burt Cohen, a partner with Murtha Cullina LLP,
was reelected to a third term in the House of
Delegates of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Paul Speziale has served in a couple of officer
roles for the American Federation of Musicians,
including president of the Northern New Jersey
Musicians’ Guild, Local 16248, vice president
of the New Jersey State Counsel, and the
president of the Eastern Conference of Locals.
Wanted: Class Agent
Robert “Bobby” Marino retired from the
Springfield District Court after a 36-year career.
Linda Yelmini was hired as a part-time consultant and legislative researcher for the Connecticut GOP to help with the labor agenda.
Class Agent Judith Jones
Malcolm Chisholm Jr. celebrated 25 years in
his own intellectual law practice in Lee, MA.
Lynne R. Wilson, partner with Shuffield
Lowman, was selected for inclusion in
Class Agent Marc Gaffrey
Nancy Winkelman is a partner and appellate
lawyer for Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in
Philadelphia. She is also the president of the
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Class Agent Michael Borg
Wanted: Class Agent
Doug Fleming is the competent authority
analyst for IRS-LB&I. He leads the analysis
and development of bilateral advance pricing
agreements primarily between the United
States and Japan, Korea, and Philippines.
Hon. Bruce Fox was appointed chief judge
for the Pueblo of Laguna, a Native American
tribe headquartered 45 miles west of
Hometown Health Centers (HHC) of Schenectady, N Y promoted Paul Jesep to chief
administrative officer and general counsel
in addition to his role as chief ethics and
Class Agent Kathleen Porter
Edward P. Hourihan Jr., with the law firm of
Bond, Schoeneck & King, was named as the
2017 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the
Year” for his respective practice area.
A partner with Koler, Abbott & Presser,
Timothy F. Murphy was listed in Best Lawyers
in employment law.
Where are they now?
What drew you to work for the New York Legal
Assistance Group (NYLAG)? What is your role there?
“From the time I began my legal studies, I was always
interested in the nonprofit sector. Helping clients in dire
need of legal services has been incredibly rewarding. At
NYLAG I am a staff attorney in their Immigrant Protection
Unit working on a project called NYCitizenship. This
program helps Lawful Permanent Residents naturalize.
These are clients who are eligible and want to be U.S.
citizens, but who cannot afford a private attorney navigate
the immigration process on their own.”
What is most fullfilling about your work?
“The most rewarding aspect has been seeing the
difference my work makes in the life of my clients.
Navigating the path to citizenship can seem like nothing
more than filling out forms and gathering documents.
However, I’m making a great difference in the life of
this individual and his or her family. I especially enjoy
accompanying clients to their naturalization interviews.
To an outsider, the process is intimidating, but when I
have defended a case well that would have been denied
otherwise I am incredibly satisfied.”
You balance a tough day job with being a comedian.
Where can we catch your act?
“You can catch me at a couple of open mics a week in
New York City; most often in Greenwich Village, but I like
to explore all the open mics that the city has to offer. When
I feel I have a good enough set of new material I reach out
to the talent-bookers at comedy clubs in New York.”
New York Legal Assistance Group
Western New England University
School of Law