…queer as in we are human beings.

ATTORNEYS:

 

ELena l. cohen

partner

Honorifics / Pronouns:

Ms., Prof. / she, her, hers

 

Elena L. Cohen is an attorney, doctoral candidate, and activist. She received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and is currently a PhD student in the Political Science department at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an adjunct associate professor teaching Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Gender and the Law classes in the City University of New York system. Ms. Cohen served as the President of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for two terms, and is currently serving as co-chair of the NYC Chapter’s Mass Defense Committee. Her legal practice includes criminal defense (primarily of those arrested for protest-related activities), creating and settling estates for people who die as a result of police or correctional officer misconduct, and judgment execution. She has published articles such as “Divided in Theory, United in Practice : the American Perspective on the Interface between Politics and the Courts”, “Reflections on Legal Support and Occupy Wall Street”, and a chapter in Biopolitics and Utopia: An Interdisciplinary Reader (2015). Ms. Cohen’s areas of expertise include sexuality, non-human animals, and comparative constitutional law. She can be reached at: elena (at) femmelaw.com.

 

j. remy green

partner

Honorifics / Pronouns:

Mx., Prof., Rev. / they, their, them

 
 

J. Remy Green specializes in civil rights, business, and intellectual property litigation. They also specialize in novel cases and untested legal theories (to the extent that isn’t an inherent contradiction).

They were formerly an associate with a big law firm where their practice included real estate litigation, business tort litigation, and a wide variety of other matters. They have represented large and small companies in high stakes matters at all stages of litigation, from filing to judgment.  Past matters have included direct representation of survivors of sexual assault seeking asylum in the United States and submission of amicus curiae briefs on behalf of transgender students in cases before Federal Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

Mx. Green is a guest lecturer and adjunct professor with NYU and CUNY, where they teach courses that cover law and technology issues, as well as civil and constitutional rights.

Mx. Green is also a published author, with full-length articles appearing in the Syracuse Law Review, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, and the Rutgers Law Record, in addition to a wide variety of essays in various fora.

In past lives, inter alia, Mx. Green was a yoga teacher, a musician, a model, and rode a bicycle across the country. They can be reached at:
remy (at) femmelaw.com.

 

MOIRA MELTZER-COHEN

of counsel

Honorifics / Pronouns:

Ms. / Mx. / she / they

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Moira Meltzer-Cohen’s vision of the relationship between law and justice is shaped by their commitment to radical social movements. They believe that the law is but one small tool in struggles for collective liberation. Mo aims to share her legal expertise with her clients, who have their own skills and expertise, in order to increase their opportunities for self-determination. Their law practice focuses on using the courts in the struggle for meaningful justice, including helping people to win parole release, advocating for health care for elderly or trans people who are incarcerated, and fighting criminal or civil charges brought against members of the press, protesters, grand jury resisters, and individuals alleged to have engaged in terrorist activity based on their political beliefs. Mo also enjoys facilitating quality of life planning, especially for non-traditional families.

Mo provides legal support and education for social movement groups pushing for fundamental transformation of oppressive systems. As a former teacher, who watched as her students were funneled into prisons – some as corrections officers and some as inmates – Mo feels her legal work must have an educational mission. After doing Know Your Rights education for protesters during Occupy Wall Street, Mo helped to found Just Info, a free 24-hour hotline that provides the same kind of legal information, service referrals, and community organizing connections to all people in the five boroughs. She is also a founding member of Mutant Legal, a collective devoted to popular education on matters of legal import, including community legal organizing.

Mo is admitted to practice law in New York State, and the Southern District of New York. They hold degrees from the University of Michigan (BA, 2000), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS, Educational Policy Analysis, 2003), and the CUNY School of Law (JD, 2012). In addition to doing ongoing popular education, Mo has taught preschool, high school, and most recently, undergraduate criminal law at Hunter College. They can be reached at meltzercohen (at) gmail.com.

SUPPORT

 

Micah A Prussack

paralegal

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Ms. / she, her, hers

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