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Valerie Cartright, SFP Class of 1993, Elected Chair of New York State Bar's Young Lawyers Section

Friday, May 25, 2007  
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            ALBANY – Valerie M. Cartright, an attorney with the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington in Hempstead, has been named chair of the New York State Bar Association’s 1,350-member Young Lawyers Section. 

Cartright received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University, and earned her law degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2003, with honors.  She attended the Paris Institute on International and Comparative Law in 2002. She is also a graduate of St. Francis Prep in Queens, Class of 1993.

Cartright concentrates her practice in civil rights law, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and criminal law.  She previously worked with the Law Offices of J. Stewart Moore, P.C., and L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

Cartright served as research assistant for ERASE Racism, and as a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY, both on Long Island.

Cartright is also a member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.  She serves as vice-chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association; chair of the Board of Directors of Project Hope-The New Direction; and is a board member of ERASE Racism.