The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs extends a warm welcome to Crisanne Hazen (Assistant Director) of the Child Advocacy Program, Adriel Borshansky (Clinical Fellow) of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Program, Caleb Smith (Clinical Fellow) of the Federal Tax Clinic, Caitlin McCormick-Brault (Associate Director and Clinical Instructor) of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, and Lee Miller (Clinical Fellow) of the Food Law and Policy Clinic.
Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program (CAP)
Before joining CAP, Crisanne worked as a supervising attorney at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Starting her career as an Equal Justice Works fellow in 2006, she practiced multiple areas of law affecting children and youth, including education, guardianship, family law, housing, and in immigration.
Clinical Fellow, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
Adriel is a 2015 graduate of the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) where he earned a Masters in Theological Studies focusing on Judaism and Islam. During his time at HDS, Adriel served as a mediator in Boston courts and later as a board member for the Harvard Mediation Program. While at HDS he was a co-founder of the HDS Racial Justice and Healing Initiative. He also served as a facilitator and senior staff member for Seeds of Peace in both Maine and in the Middle East for four years. Adriel is working on special research and writing projects within the Clinic and with Harvard Law School student practice organizations. Most recently, Adriel spent the 2015-16 year teaching at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, DC.
Clinical Fellow, Federal Tax Clinic (LSC)
Caleb graduated cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. While in law school, Caleb worked extensively with low-income taxpayers both at the school’s legal clinic and in the community. He was student director of the low-income taxpayer clinic and one of two students selected to prepare oral arguments for a case the clinic had before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In the community, Caleb volunteered regularly at a non-profit preparing tax returns for low-income individuals, and taught free winter courses on tax preparation to other volunteers. For these and other endeavors Caleb was recognized with Community Service Honors from his law school each year he attended.
Associate Director and Clinical Instructor, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI)
Prior to joining CHLPI, Caitlin spent nine years in private practice in Washington D.C. with the nation’s top public policy practices at the law firms of Patton Boggs and subsequently Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld. While in private practice, Ms. McCormick-Brault advised clients on legislative and regulatory matters pertaining to health care. She has extensive experience navigating the legislative and regulatory process, drafting legislative language, preparing regulatory comment letters, and developing and implementing strategies for individual clients and coalitions. She has worked directly on matters related to all the major health care legislation in recent years, including the Affordable Care Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act, and many others.
Clinical Fellow, Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC)
Lee comes to FLPC as the inaugural Jane Matilda Bolin fellow and a recipient of the Yale Law Journal Public Interest Fellowship. At FLPC he coordinates a farm bill research consortium comprising six leading law schools with food and agricultural law and policy expertise. Lee received his JD from Yale Law School, where he co-founded the Yale Food Law Society. During law school he pursued experiential opportunities in the field of food and agriculture law across all levels of government. He led an extended project to improve national regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations, helped launch a legal services hub for farmers in Connecticut, and pushed forward pro-agriculture zoning reforms in New Haven.