Commission Members

Helaine M. Barnett, Chair
President, Legal Services Corporation (2004–2009)

Hon. Lucy Billings
Justice, Supreme Court, New York County

Kristin Brown
President & CEO, Empire Justice Center

Hon. Anthony Cannataro
Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

Kim Diana Connolly
Vice-Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education; Director of Clinical Legal Education, University of Buffalo School of Law

Mark G. Cunha
[Past Chair, Legal Services NYC]
Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Sal Curran
Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York, Inc.

Matthew Diller
Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Shelley J. Dropkin
[Past Chair, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest]
Managing Director, Deputy Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Corporate Governance, Citigroup Inc.

Camille Siano Enders
[Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York]
Deputy County Attorney, Schenectady County Attorney's Office

Barbara Finkelstein
Co-chair, Westchester County Right to Counsel Coalition

Hon. Fern Fisher
Special Assistant to the Dean for Public Interest Initiatives & Social Justice, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Robert B. Fiske, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Michael D. Fricklas
Chief Legal Officer, Advance Publications

Robert J. Giuffra, Jr.
Co-Chair & Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Rachel Chazin Halperin
Chief Executive Officer, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Adriene Holder
Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society

John Kiernan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (Ret.)

Denise Kronstadt
Deputy Executive Director/Director of Advocacy, The Fund for Modern Courts

Donna H. Lee
Professor, CUNY School of Law


Mary Beth Maloney
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Hon. E. Leo Milonas
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Scott D. Musoff 
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Adrian Neil
Acting General Counsel, Rochester City School District

Lori M. O'Brien
Deputy Director, Legal Assistance of Western New York

Christopher O’Malley
Executive Director, The IOLA Fund of the State of New York

Hon. A. Gail Prudenti
Former Chief Administrative Judge, NYS Unified Court System

Nic Rangel
Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

Raun J. Rasmussen
Executive Director, Legal Services NYC

Rachel G. Skaistis
Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Hon. Jack Stoller
Citywide Supervising Judge, New York City Housing Court

Deborah L. Wright
Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RAWDSU), Political Director


Hon. Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives

Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal
Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee

Assemblymember Charles D. Lavine
Chair, Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary


Jessica Klein
Special Counsel & Head of Pro Bono Practice, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Madeline B. Jenks
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Rochelle Klempner 
Office of Court Administration

Barbara Mulé
Office of Court Administration

Barbara Zahler-Gringer
Counsel for Administration, Office of Court Administration


Mary C. Mone
Special Counsel to the Chief Judge (Ret.)