Join us for our Professional Lunch Series with Jacqueline Tosto, Staff Attorney and Emily Abrams, Paralegal Specialist – Narcotics Unit, to learn more about their career trajectory and professional experiences!
About Emily Abrams
Emily Abrams (MHC QC ’19) currently serves as a Paralegal Specialist with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Over the past two years with the office she has worked on numerous federal cases and jury trials relating to narcotics and white collar crimes. She graduated summa cum laude from Macaulay Queens College, where she majored in Political Science, English, and American Studies.
About Jacqueline Tosto
Jacqueline Tosto is currently a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx Housing Division, focusing on tenant’s rights and eviction defense. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, she was an If/When/How Legal Fellow at SisterLove Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia working on reproductive justice and HIV advocacy. Jacqueline graduated from Boston University School of Law in May of 2019 with a focus on international law.
During law school, Jacqueline was an active member of the law school’s public interest community, as a student attorney in both the International Human Rights Clinic and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. She interned at KRW Law in Belfast, Northern Ireland, focusing on post- conflict human rights as well as criminal defense cases. She also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, researching the effects of the lack of paid family and medical leave on mothers and children in the New England area.
Prior to law school, Jacqueline graduated magna cum laude from the Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College in New York City with a bachelor’s degree in political science and human rights.
About The Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society is considered the “largest, and most influential social justice law firm in New York City.” The Legal Aid Society works throughout New York City to ensure everyone has access to justice. Our expert teams work across practice areas on nearly every area of law that impacts New Yorkers including criminal defense, eviction prevention, immigration, and family law. The Legal Aid Housing Division works to preserve homes, prevent eviction and displacement by providing critical legal services. Through our direct representation and law reform efforts, we promote healthy, stable, affordable housing for our clients and remove the systemic barriers that keep people trapped in cycles of homelessness.