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Attorney Frank Francis Joins the Board of Directors of LeGal

Frank Francis

Congratulations to Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano Associate Frank Francis on being installed to the Board of Directors of LeGal.   

LeGaL was one of the nation’s first bar associations of the LGBT legal community and remains one of the largest and most active organizations of its kind in the country.  Serving the New York metropolitan area, LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community and promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals. Through the LeGaL Foundation, the organization publishes Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, the most comprehensive monthly publication summarizing legal and legislative developments affecting the LGBT community here and abroad, conducts a weekly walk-in pro bono clinic at Manhattan’s LGBT Community Center serving hundreds of individuals each year, a monthly clinic on Long Island, a twice monthly clinic in Brooklyn, a collaborative Life Planning Clinic with NYLAG’s LGBT Law Project, sponsors the Dr. M.L. Hank Henry, Jr. Fund for Judicial Fellowships and, among its many other activities, runs the area’s only career fair dedicated to first-year LGBT law students.

M. Francis graduated from Georgetown University, received his Master’s from Johns Hopkins University while participating in Teach For America, and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2009. He worked as a student Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County DA, Bronx Legal Aid Juvenile Division, and as a clerk for an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Judge while in law school. He also worked for the New York City Transit Authority’s Law Department and the New York City Department of Education, from which he brings municipal experience to his advocacy for injured workers. In addition to his involvement with LeGal, he is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee, the New York County Lawyers Assoation Employment and Labor Relations Committee, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association. 


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