Internet & Electronic Resources
Catalog
Reference, Collections, Services
Community Libraries
For Children
Servicios En Espanol
Public Technology Center
Programs and Exhibits
News
About the Library
Greater Newark Community
Mr._Chavana

María DeCastro Blake 
Community Service Award
2006 Honoree

Felipe Chavana
Executive Director, Essex-Newark Legal Services

Born in New York City, Felipe was raised in the South Bronx. Graduating high school in 1967 with a general diploma, he caught a major break when he was accepted into City College’s initial group of disadvantaged students through the SEEK Program. In August 1970, Felipe found himself at the University of Puerto Rico where he completed his final year of college. Two years of public school teaching ensued. Convinced by friends to go to law school, he graduated from Rutgers Law School in 1976.

Felipe’s legal career has been dedicated to seeking justice for the poor and disadvantaged. The thirty years that followed his graduation have been spent as a legal services lawyer advocating the rights of low-income people in civil disputes.

Since 1989 Felipe has served as Executive Director of the Essex-Newark Legal Services Program. In that position he has the responsibility of ensuring the quality and availability of legal representation to Essex County’s low-income residents.

 

Internet & Electronic Resources | Catalog | Collections & Services | Community Libraries | For Children | Servicios en Español | Public Technology Center | Programs and Exhibits | News | About the Library | Greater Newark Community

http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/mdb/chavana.html

©2006 The Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101
(973)733-7784

webmaster@npl.org