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Children's Law Institute (18th Annual)

Author(s): Rebecca S. Rubloff, Nanette Schrandt, Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono
Published: Aug 2015
ISBN: 9781402425080
PLI Item #: 57319
CHB Spine #: H992

Anastasia Rivera, Esq., joined CFR as a Litigation Supervisor in February 2011.   Ms. Rivera  is a 1996 graduate of City University of New York School of Law.  In July 1999 she joined ACS as an agency attorney and, later as an Assistant Supervisor.  Upon leaving ACS in 2008, Ms. Rivera, went into the private sector and handled matrimonial work in upstate New York.  Prior to joining CFR, Ms. Rivera was a member of the 18B Panel in Bronx Family Court where she represented parents and children in all Family Court proceedings.   Ms. Rivera received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pace University.

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.

Nanette Schrandt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Director of Juvenile Services at  the NYC Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice where she oversees the social work staff.   Nanette has more than 35 years of experience as a forensic social worker and trains extensively in the field.  Among other appointments, she has served on the advisory board of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYS Court Appointed Special Advocates, the model Children’s Law Office Project of the National Association of Counsel for Children, as co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute's Children's Law Institute, and  the Contemporary Social Issues Advisory Committee at Columbia University School of Social Work.   She holds an MSW degree from Columbia University and a BA degree from Smith College.