NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler Named Chair of City Bar Social Welfare Law Committee

NCLEJ offers a big congratulations to Staff Attorney Katie Deabler, who was recently appointed Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Social Welfare Law Committee.

The Social Welfare Law Committee works on legal issues impacting low income New Yorkers, with focus on public policies concerning income disparities and the social safety net. The Committee writes reports and participates in legislative advocacy related to needs based government benefits. Recent work by the Social Welfare Law Committee includes advocating against the “Public Charge” rule, which would expand the government’s authority to deny permanent status to immigrants who have received certain public benefits. The Committee also continues to monitor, and push back against, changes to government benefits policies under the Trump administration that may be harmful to those who depend on these benefits.