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Empire Justice Testimony at the 2017 Human Services Budget Hearing

Our extensive testimony at this year's joint legislative budget hearing on human serv...

Ray Burke

Staff Attorney

Empire Justice Center
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210

p: (518) 462-6831 f: (518) 935-2852

Ray is a Staff Attorney with the Public Benefits Unit in the Albany office of Empire Justice Center. He represents low income individuals and families with issues concerning public benefits such as cash assistance, emergency assistance, child care, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).

Ray graduated from Boston College Law School where he was a Public Service Scholar and a recipient of the Susan Grant Desmarais Award for achievement in public service and leadership. While in law school, Ray interned for Greater Boston Legal Services, Make the Road New York, and Justice At Work. He also represented clients through the Boston College Federal Appeals Clinic and volunteered with Shelter Legal Services (now Veterans Legal Services). Prior to law school, Ray worked for several years as a paralegal for Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Advocates for Family Health Project. Ray holds a B.A. in Theology from Boston College and speaks Spanish.

Practice Area(s):
Public Benefits