I came to CLF to help small farmers and food entrepreneurs access much needed legal services and to help build sustainable, ecologically sound, and just local food systems in New England. CLF is the only organization in the region that has an innovative Legal Food Hub project that makes such important work possible.
Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, Esq. is a public interest attorney with a background in economic justice and consumer protection issues. Most recently, she was a staff attorney for the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where she represented individuals who were defrauded by for-profit schools. Previously, Erica was a staff attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. in Portland, Maine, where she specialized in housing, consumer, and public benefits matters, and the New York Legal Assistance Group in New York City, where she served as the Coordinating Attorney for the Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Consumer Credit Project in the Bronx and Queens County Civil Courts, as well as the Project Attorney for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment Project. Erica received her JD from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow, and her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College.