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Empire Justice Testimony on the New York State Supplement Program

Empire Justice Center testimony on the impact that State takeover has had on the admi...

Ray Burke

Staff Attorney

Empire Justice Center
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210

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

rburke@empirejustice.org


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