Prior to joining the firm as an associate attorney, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn D. Go in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and as a staff attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also worked as a volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, Human Rights First, and CAIR Coalition.
In law school, Ms. Moo-Young served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She also was Articles Editor of the National Security Law Brief and Human Rights Brief, and worked as a student attorney in the International Human Rights Law Clinic, representing clients in immigration matters and before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Moo-Young also interned with the Columbia University Human Rights Law Clinic, working in the Dominican Republic with a local organization to provide legal assistance to marginalized and low-income individuals.
Ms. Moo-Young earned her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Visual Art.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.