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New Attorney Hired to Work in the Senior Citizens Law Program

February 14, 2011

Central Islip, NY – After an extensive interview process, Gillian Ballentine-Alman has been hired as staff attorney in the Senior Citizens Law Program at Touro Law Center working with Denise Marzano-Doty and Judith Lespinasse, representing elders in Suffolk County.

Through the Senior Citizens Law Program at Touro Law Center, Suffolk County residents 60 and over receive comprehensive legal services by licensed attorneys, without charge. Namely, assistance with government benefit programs, consumer debt issues, landlord-tenant matters, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, home repair fraud, financial exploitation, institutional abuse, warranties and contracts, and related matters. Funding for this outstanding program is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office for the Aging through the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.

Gillian is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she majored in History and Political Science and of New York Law School, class of 2007. After graduation from law school, Gillian accepted a position at the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County where she served as a staff attorney in the Juvenile Rights unit, representing children in family court proceedings. We are very fortunate to have lured her away from Rockland County and redirected her talents to the other end of the age spectrum.


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

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