ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Worker Justice is authored by Colleen M. Meenan, a partner at Meenan & Associates, LLC. Colleen is a preeminent lawyer in the area of employment and discrimination law. Colleen is well known for her uncompromising advocacy for workplace fairness for workers and just compensation for deserving victims. Colleen has obtained a number of successful employment jury verdicts for her clients. Significant victories she has obtained for clients have been affirmed by the New York State Court of Appeals in the cases of Albunio v. City of New York, 16 N.Y. 3d 472 (2011) and Sandiford v. City of New York, 22 N.Y. 3d 914 (2013). In her efforts to advance the rights of workers, Colleen testified before the New York City Counsel in December 2015, a proposed amendment to the City’s Human Rights law, requiring trial courts to correctly interpret the statute and recognize its broad and remedial purpose. This amendment was subsequently passed by the City Council, amending Administrative Code §8-130 and affording workers the intended purpose.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lissett C. Ferreira is an attorney based in New York City who is passionate about helping families and individuals in transition and crisis. Lissett’s practice focuses on elder and family law, with a particular emphasis on guardianship matters. Prior to starting her own legal practice, Lissett served for nearly a decade as a senior court attorney for a New York State Supreme Court judge, including nearly five years in an Article 81 guardianship part. In that capacity, she was involved in hundreds of guardianship matters, developing an unparalleled breadth of knowledge in this specialized area of the law. In private practice, Lissett continues to focus on guardianship-related matters and litigation, including representing petitioners filing Article 81 guardianship proceedings and serving as legal counsel to guardians. Lissett is a highly sought-after lecturer on guardianship and other issues for bar associations and providers of Continuing Legal Education seminars to attorneys.
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