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Hanna S. Cohn Fellow
Telesca Center for Justice
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Julia Saenz is the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow with the Domestic Violence and Family Law Unit in Empire Justice Center's Rochester office.
As the 2013 - 2014 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow, Julia will be spearheading her “LGBTQ Rights Project” in Rochester for the next two years. Her work will include community outreach, civil rights litigation, and legislative advocacy for low income LGBTQ clients. Julia’s litigation caseload will focus on employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination and immigration matters.
Julia graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in May 2013. At BU Law, she worked in the Civil Litigation Housing, Employment, Family & Disability Clinic and externed with the ACLU of Massachusetts. As a summer legal intern, Julia worked for the New York State Division of Human Rights in Albany and the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts in Boston. She also volunteered with the Black and Pink pen pal program for LGBTQ prisoners by processing letters and sending advocacy materials to prisons across the United States. Julia graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. While attending NYU, she completed her social work fieldwork at the Ali Forney Center and Sanctuary for Families in New York City.