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Michael Scherz

BA, Columbia University
JD, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law

Michael Scherz is the Co-Director of Public Policy & Special Litigation at Lawyers for Children responsible for policy initiatives and affirmative litigation on behalf of children in foster care, as well as representation of individual children and training programs.

Prior to joining Lawyers for Children, He was senior staff attorney and coordinator of training at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). Previously, Michael led a unit responsible for providing representation and legal advice relating to government benefits and other issues at New York Legal Assistance Group. He began his career representing children in Family Court with the New York Legal Aid Society (Juvenile Rights Division).

Michael has taught health law at Pace Law School and undergraduate law classes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Previously, he was a visiting professor at the Cardozo Law School Bet Tzedek Legal Services clinic. Michael is active in the New York State Bar Association. Previously,Michael chaired the Social Services Committee. Currently, he serves on the Committee on Professional Ethics.

Michael received his Bachelor's degree from Columbia College of Columbia University and his JD from the City University of New York (CUNY)School of Law.