Vote Isela Isaac via Crowdrise
August 03, 2014
6th Muncipal District
Brooklyn NEW YORK
Isela Isaac was born in the Republic of Panama and emigrated to the United States at the age of eleven. She is a product of New York City’s public school system, having graduated from Middle School 61 and Clara Barton High School, both in Crown Heights.
Since 2004, Isela has been a principal court attorney for the New York City Civil Court System. In this capacity, she researches and analyzes complex legal issues and questions for an acting Supreme Court Justice assigned to criminal court. Isela also drafts decisions on a wide range of criminal, procedural and constitutional issues to improve the quality of justice in the court system.
Isela previously worked as a staff attorney for District Council 37, representing union members in housing and landlord-tenant cases in civil and state Supreme Court where many members were low-wage earners and retirees on the brink of eviction. Isela spoke up for union members with housing issues such as rent overcharges, lack of repairs, and harassment claims.
For more than 15 years, Isela has been an advocate for indigent New Yorkers and residents most in need. She quickly emerged as a legal authority in the expansion of housing opportunities, public benefits and civil rights matters for people living with HIV/AIDS. As an attorney with Brooklyn Legal Services and the HIV Law Project, Isela represented HIV positive clients on U.S. immigration matters, and trained community organizations on understanding the legal compliance and definitions related to HIV/AIDS protections in city, state and federal housing matters.
Isela obtained her bachelor's degree from Barnard College at Columbia University where she graduated with honors. From there, Isela attended Rutgers Law School where she served as co-editor-in-chief of the quarterly Women’s Rights Law Reporter.
During law school, Isela interned for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has also worked as a pro bono associate with the Center for Constitutional Rights where she researched and drafted memoranda on a wide range of constitutional and human rights issues, particularly with Jennifer Green on the case of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian environmentalist who was executed allegedly because of his political activism.
Isela is a homeowner in the Windsor Terrace area of Brooklyn.http://iselaisaac.com
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Endorsed by : Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Progressive Democrats Political Association, LAMBDA, Independent Democrats of Brooklyn