Paul, Weiss Sponsors 2022 Equal Justice Works Fellow Aubree Aguinaga
May 13, 2022
Paul, Weiss is sponsoring 2022 Equal Justice Works fellow Aubree Aguinaga, who will be hosted by the Bronx Defenders throughout her two-year fellowship. Aubree will represent New York City-based pre-trial detainees at disciplinary hearings and provide advocacy and education to meet the needs of low-income individuals experiencing human rights issues at Rikers Island.
During her EJW fellowship, Aubree plans to create educational training programs for lawyers on disciplinary hearing rights and provide representation in cases against the Department of Correction (DOC) to challenge human rights violations. She will also monitor the DOC’s shared data and combine it with her observed data to determine the efficacy of its new disciplinary hearing procedures, and she will structure litigation to focus on implementing strategies that lay the foundation for broader systemic relief.
EJW is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. Its fellowship program allows public interest lawyers to design their own unique projects in partnership with legal services organizations.