Claudia Trupp is founder and Director of CAL's Justice First Project, which received the New York State Bar Association's award for Excellence in Mandated Representation in 2015. Before joining CAL, she was a staff attorney with the Criminal Appeals Bureau of The Legal Aid Society in New York City. Claudia is a past recipient of an Outstanding Public Service Award from the New York County Lawyer's Association and the Reginald Heber Smith Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. She is a board member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) and Vice-President of the NYSACDL Foundation. Claudia received her J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif.She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Rochester.
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