New York, NY–Attorneys and Support staff at Youth Represent, a non-profit which provides free legal services to New Yorkers under age 25, have joined the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-UAW Local 2325. ALAA is the nation’s oldest union of attorneys and legal workers. Youth Represent management recognized the Union after the staff overwhelmingly signaled their desire to be represented by UAW Local 2325.
Youth Represent provides crucial representation to young people who have been caught up in the criminal justice system, with over 1,000 clients served annually. Attorneys and support staff work tirelessly to defend their clients facing the collateral consequences of criminal prosecution, including employment discrimination, loss of housing, and family issues.
“Our newest members at Youth Represent will join the thousands of non-profit and legal services workers around the country who are uniting to improve conditions across this critical industry.” said Debbie Wright, President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, “We congratulate our new members and welcome them to our union family.”
The attorneys and staff of Youth Represent will join the 1,200 members of ALAA who are employed at the Legal Aid Society of New York City, the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, Federal Defenders of New York, and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.