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Up to Date with Ethical Responsibilities: New Court Assigned Cases Code by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

Speaker(s): Ariadna Michelle Godreau-Aubert, Mariel QuiƱones Mundo
Recorded on: Oct. 23, 2019
PLI Program #: 285344

Ariadna Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer. She obtained JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna is has worked in several access to justice initiatives, which include strategic litigation at local and international levels, the use of technology to increase legal literacy and organizing movements lawyers. She is the coordinator of the Access to Justice Working Group and the Executive Director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, Inc. Ariadna is also an adjunct professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, where she teaches courses on human rights, political theory and international relations. Her academic scholarship revolves around human rights, gender, austerity and the right to protest. Her first book, which offers a feminist approach to the Island's debt crisis, "Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas" was published on March 2018.

Mariel Quiñones Mundo is a community lawyer and pro bono coordinator at Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, focusing on developing a strong pro bono culture within attorneys and law students for the organization's access to justice and just recovery initiatives. She began as pro bono attorney during the organization's post disaster legal aid work and continued on an advocacy coordinator.  Prior to joining Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, she was a pro bono attorney volunteering in the local Bar Association's Pro Bono program. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where and is currently working on her Master's in Public Administration at the same university.