Allison Richman

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Allison Richman

Allison began law school seeking a career that would allow her to provide direct legal services to vulnerable populations.  Allison pursued a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degree at Fordham University School of Law to acquire the skills necessary to sensitively and holistically address the complex needs of clients in crisis.  After working with several immigrant clients, Allison realized that immigrant communities are among the most vulnerable in our society.  This led her to focus her career aspirations on representing vulnerable immigrants.  During her first year of law school she interned at New York Legal Assistance Group, where she represented immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence.  She also clerked at the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Last summer, Allison interned at The Legal Aid Society, where she assisted in representing detained immigrants and immigrant youth in removal proceedings.  She also spent a year at Graham Windham, providing trauma-focused therapy to children.  She brings her passion, knowledge and experience to The Door where she represents low-income immigrant youth.