Sally Fisher Curran is the executive director of The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc. (OnVLP), a pro bono legal services organization serving low-income people throughout Central New York. She has guided OnVLP through a spin off into an independent nonprofit, major technology upgrades, and expansion, including new programming to address immigration, family matters, LGBT rights, homeless needs and community economic development. Prior to joining OnVLP, Sally had a family law practice in Portland, Maine, where she provided over 200 hours of pro bono service every year. Sally graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with degrees in Spanish Language and Women’s Studies and obtained her Juris Doctorate at the City University of New York College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Maine. From Fall 2016 through Spring 2018 she served as an Adjunct Professor of Law heading the LGBT Community Clinic for Cornell Law. She serves on the Boards of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York and the Syracuse Parks Conservancy, and is a member of the NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice and Committee on LGBT People and the Law. She is a former Board member of both the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Central New York Women’s Bar Associations and former member of the NYSBA Committee on Legal Aid.
Sally Fisher Curran discusses her career in legal aid.
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