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Law and the Courts
Information Habitat: Taking IT Global New York, NY
Uniting for Peace Coalition New York, NY
Housing Court of Kings
  • Design, develop and implement a demonstration model of an online information ecology framework to provide increaed equity for tenants - particlarly those proceeding on a pro se basis in Landlord/Tenant cases in Housing Court.

    The initiative takes its name from an real life case involving the defense of Information Habitat's home in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Kings - better known to the world as Brooklyn.

    The Housing Court of Kings offers a design that draws on the power of the Internet and modern information technology - in conjunction with relevant international agreeements - to remedy the Court's antiquated and dysfunctional information system that is a primary means by which equal protection under the law is systematically denied for low income tenants unable to qualify for legal assistance.

    Housing Court of Kings also seeks to remedy current absence of any systematic documentation of the nature of the tenants' counterclaims and of the physical and environmental conditions in the tenant's apartment and building.

    The project was conceived as a model by which local governmental bodies can and to demonstrate the value of consideration of relevant recommendations from the Habitat Agenda and from Agenda 21.

Brooklyn, NY
26 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Baltimore City Jail Administrative Analysis
  • Developed microcomputer plans, training and recommendations; developed and edited Policy and Procedures Manual for compliance with Maryland State standards; published staff newsletter; produced audiovisual materials for orientation of incoming residents; developed plans and proposals; prepared budgets and position descriptions; served as in-house consultant to mid-level correctional and administrative staff, including the design and management of a process for maintenance of an orderly schedule for meals, recreation and other services to inmates.
Baltimore, MD
Three Mile Island Unit 1 - NRC Restart Proceedings ,
Chesapeake Energy Alliance
  • Organized and staffed literature tables on the dangers of nuclear energy and the advantages of alternative energy sources, sold bumper stickers and buttons, organized meetings and rallies. Mimeographed, collated and sorted flyers and mailings; stuffed and sorted envelopes.

    Represented the Chesapeake Energy Alliance on a pro se basis in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proceedings concerning the re-start of Three Mile Island, Unit 1. In response to the flood of legal briefs in the case, proposed that a coherent system be established for identification of, and referral to briefs - leading to the subsequent adoption of such procedures by the NRC.

Baltimore, MD
609 Montpelier Street Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Jail Library
  • Established the first library at Baltimore City Jail; developed and implemented methodologies that became a model for prison law libraries in the State of Maryland; initiated education programs; designed and developed a simple cataloging system that was able to be managed directly by the inmate staff; trained and supervised staff of 10-12 inmate volunteers in a range of library procedures, including basic law library research in State and Federal criminal law; wrote successful proposal funding 7 full time and 5 part time positions under the Public Service Employment Program of the U.S. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA); developed and managed budgets for the library; designed and implemented audiovisual productions; supervised inmate newsletter and inmate self-help programs.
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Jail Corrections Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Jail Volunteer
  • Worked with a variety of self-help initiatives established by residents, including newsletter and self-help groups, and provided access to the library and its formerly inaccessible collection of law books; conducted small questionnaire-based survey on perception of self and significant others by juvenile detainees; developed preliminary proposal for a Learning Resource Center at the City Jail.
Baltimore, MD

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