Nanette Schorr is the supervising attorney of the education and family law units at Legal Services of New York’s Bronx office, where she has represented low income people in the borough of the Bronx since 1987. In addition to supervising the attorneys and paralegals in the units she supervises, she also represents clients, works with community organizations, and develops collaborative initiatives which address systemic problems that clients seeking legal services face. She also supervises the program’s social work practice, which serves to bring a more holistic approach towards client representation. Nanette was previously an adjunct teacher at Fordham Law School, where she taught classes for law and social work students working in legal settings in child welfare and domestic violence.
In addition to expressing her commitments as a practicing lawyer, Nanette has been involved in a variety of projects which have in common their commitment to social healing, and to bringing an ethic of care into our social institutions and the social fabric. Nanette has been deeply involved in the development of PISLAP since its inception as the Task Force on Law and Meaning in 1996. She does organizing work with the Network of Spiritual Progressives (spiritualprogressives.org). She has created programs on law and healing in New York City. She is deeply interested in the intersection between mediation, conflict resolution, human rights and social healing.
She has written for Tikkun magazine, and the Fordham Law Review, and has prepared a chapter for the upcoming book “Transforming Justice” that will feature many people presenting at this conference.