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Children's Law Institute (16th Annual)

Author(s): Rebecca S. Rubloff, Darlene Jorif-Mangane, Margaret P. O’Marra
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono
Published: Jul 2013
ISBN: 9781402420436
PLI Item #: 42843
CHB Spine #: H920

Rebecca S. Rubloff, Esq. is the Director of Training in the Legal Support and Training Unit at Family Court Legal Services, a division of Children’s Services.  Family Court Legal Services provides legal representation for Children’s Services in the five Family Courts of New York City in child abuse and neglect proceedings, custody and juvenile delinquency proceedings.  The Legal Support and Training Unit provide trainings to attorney and casework staff as well as other types of support to the Division.  Ms. Rubloff joined Children’s Services after working for the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice.  Ms. Rubloff is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

Darlene Jorif-Mangane, Esq., joined CFR as a Litigation Supervisor in August of 2008. Ms. Jorif-Mangane is a 1993 graduate of New York University School of Law.  From 1993 to 1996 she was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division.  Upon leaving the Legal Aid Society, Ms. Jorif-Mangane served as a Project Director at the Vera Institute of Justice and the Correctional Association of New York.  She then returned to the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division as an Assistant Attorney-In-Charge providing leadership and supervision to the Delinquency Team. Ms. Jorif-Mangane next served as Director of Operations at the Bridges Juvenile Detention Center. Prior to joining CFR, Ms. Jorif-Mangane worked as a supervising attorney for the Civil Unit of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem where she represented clients in civil cases collateral to criminal cases. Ms. Jorif-Mangane received her B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook with a focus in Child and Family and Socio-legal studies.

Margaret O'Marra is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the child welfare field. Peg is currently the Social Work Supervisor for the Manhattan trial office of the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society and a frequent trainer on child welfare issues. Prior to joining JRP more than 25 years ago, Peg worked in foster care and child health services. Peg holds an MSW degree from Fordham University.