Carly Sommers began her career with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) in January of 2018 as an attorney for the ReEntry Project. Ms. Sommers graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2017. Upon graduation, she was a fellow for Launchpad for Justice wherein she represented low-income individuals on landlord/tenant, consumer debt, and divorce matters in New York City. She received the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the New York State’s Unified Court System’s Access to Justice Program. As an attorney for the ReEntry project, she helps people reintegrate into the community after facing criminal charges by helping them to address criminal-history related civil legal issues. Although Carly’s weekday career is focused on helping those in need, she did not stop there. On her free time, Carly volunteers for both Long Island Cares (a food bank) and the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society’s Breaking Barriers Pro Bono Law Project. She has completed over 900 volunteer hours combined and has helped more than 500 clients since 2018. During her day job, Carly actively collaborates with Suffolk Probation, Suffolk Parole, Suffolk County Department of Labor, New York Department of Labor, Suffolk County Sheriff, and Suffolk County Legal Aid Society to achieve the common goal of reducing recidivism on Long Island. Carly never hesitates to provide assistance to organizations outside of NSLS such as regularly presenting to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s S.T.A.R.T. (Sheriff’s Transition and Reentry Team) program, Suffolk County Parole, and Suffolk County Probation amongst others. Carly loves what she does at the office whether it be sealing a client’s case, assisting on employment discrimination matters, and ensuring clients have fair access to housing programs (like Section 8). Please check out the Long Island Business News feature on Ms. Sommers here.
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