B.A., Queens University of Charlotte
J.D., Albany Law School
Mary Armistead, Esq., is an Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow at the Legal Project. She works with victims of human trafficking, both labor and sex, by providing direct representation in a variety of civil legal proceedings, including immigration and family court. She also works on capacity-building, education, and policy issues regarding human trafficking. Mary graduated summa cum laude from Queens University of Charlotte, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and from Albany Law School, where she developed her passion for helping vulnerable immigrant populations through multiple internships in legal service organizations. Mary held a clerkship at the New York State Court of Appeals for one year before working as the Staff Attorney of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School for three years. As Staff Attorney, Mary both supervised students and maintained a personal docket in providing legal advocacy services and direct representation to detained and non-detained immigrants eligible for humanitarian immigration relief. Her expertise played a critical role in developing law students’ ability to provide legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients seeking U.S. immigration status. She also developed the Special Immigrant Juvenile Pro Bono Attorney panel, wherein she connects clients to and supervises attorneys in providing pro bono representation to vulnerable immigrant children.