The Legal Aid Society has appointed Twyla Carter attorney-in-chief and chief executive.
Carter is the first Black woman and first Asian-American to serve in the role, the group said. She’ll start full time in August.
A former public defender, Carter is currently National Director of Legal and Policy at The Bail Project. She’s also been a senior staff attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.
“Now more than ever, vulnerable New Yorkers need Legal Aid, and I look forward to further enabling and positioning the organization to strengthen bedrock direct services, policy advocacy and impact litigation work,” Carter said in a statement announcing the move. “Our clients deserve nothing less.”
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