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Amaris Elliott-Engel
Works at Legal Assistance of Western New York
Attended Temple University
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Lawyer and Legal Journalist
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  • Legal Assistance of Western New York
    present
  • Media Law Resource Center
    Legal Fellow, 2013 - 2014
  • ALM's The Legal Intelligencer (PA)
    Staff Reporter, 2007 - 2013
  • Lee Enterprises
    Staff Writer, 2004 - 2007
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Amaris Elliott-Engel is a lawyer who has written about courts and legal affairs for over a decade. She currently represents homeowners in mortgage foreclosure cases for Legal Assistance of Western New York. Previously, she was a contract staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, which she initially joined as the 2013-2014 Legal Fellow. She earned her law degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law during the same time she worked for six years as a staff writer for the oldest legal newspaper in the country, ALM's The Legal Intelligencer. She also worked for three years as a police and courts reporter for The Citizen, a Lee Enterprises newspaper in upstate New York. Her work also has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Buffalo News, the Albany Times-Union, the Nation Magazine, the Washington Times, the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, the Philadelphia City Paper, the Connecticut Post and others.
Education
  • Temple University
    Juris Doctor, 2009 - 2013
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Critical Social Thought, 1999 - 2003

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J. Jean Johnson was delivered into this world by a Mississippi midwife, and he never did have a birth certificate or photo ID. All he had was a social security card and his identification card from his job as a city garbageman. But that was not enough for Memphis Light, Gas & Water, which denied ...
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After a period of long delays, the highly anticipated rules for the use of unmanned aircraft systems was released for public comment by the Federal Aviation Administration today. The proposed rules for drones weighing 55 pounds or less include: * requiring operators to pass a safety certificate ...
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What if hackers caused medical devices to malfunction? Disrupted healthcare services? Accessed patient information or electronic health record data? Those are examples of potential digital security pitfalls for the healthcare industry. Here's a piece I wrote for the National Law Journal about ...
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A few weeks ago, an appellate attorney told me that the Connecticut Supreme Court has been taking longer to issue its decisions, but that the court's jurisprudence has become more scholarly. That conversation led me to look into the appellate-court process for the Connecticut Law Tribune, ...
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The lodging indsutry, the lending industry and the taxi industry are all being affected by digital disruption from social media and mobile technologies that connect customers to their peers selling a previously untapped economic market. Here's a story I wrote for the Connecticut Law Tribune ...
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The Connecticut Post and the Danbury News-Times published my piece (DNT20140428.pdf) about adoptees who are trying to change the law so they can have access to their birth certificates. Joan DiGiulio doesn't know who she is. Until the age of 45, DiGiulio didn't know she was adopted.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that death-row inmates in Missouri don't have a First Amendment right to learn the identities of the pharmacies that compound the drug used in executions. The Eighth Circuit, sitting en banc, noted that there has not been a history of ...
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I wrote a guest column for the Connecticut Law Tribune about the 14 months I spent as the Media Law Resource Center, how lawyers can use their law degrees in non-traditional ways and the need for lawyers to take on advocacy for public access to information: ...
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A lawsuit over a historical post office in my local community of Stamford, Connecticut, exemplifies the clash between the United States Postal Service's efforts to modernize and downsize its facilities and laws meant to protect America's historical heritage and the local environment.
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Hearst published a story (DNT20140426.pdf) I wrote about the lack of support young adults with disabilities and their families face after they age out of the public school system: Jill Edelman's daughter is 24, attended a boarding school on Cape Cod focused on special education, ...
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The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Media Law Resource Center jointly conducted a survey, which showed troubling trends for transparency. Here is an excerpt of the report I wrote for NFOIC and MLRC about the 2013 survey results: Just as similar informal surveys in 2009 and 2011 ...
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