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2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Danielle King

The Legal Aid Society of New York Criminal Defense Division
Staff Attorney
Jamaica NY
Danielle King earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2016, an M.A. in Urban Affairs from CUNY-Queens College in 2012, and a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 2009. While in law school, Danielle was president of Seton Hall Law’s LGBTQ student group, Lambda Law Alliance, served on the law school’s Diversity Council, and co-authored a published 2016 NJ Immigration report entitled “Deportation Without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey’s Immigrant Families.” Danielle King is currently a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society in New York City, where they represent youth between the ages of 0-21 in abuse and neglect proceedings and juvenile delinquency pre-petition hearings. As a Black, queer, non-binary, former foster youth, Danielle uses their personal experiences to ensure that Family Court systems focus on youths’ actual unique voices and experiences. Danielle is passionate about providing better outcomes for youth involved in the child welfare system, especially LGBTQ youth, youth with disabilities, and youth of color.