Albany, Schenectady lawyers join forces to help communities of color

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: November 19, 2020 06:26 PM

Income inequality can do more than just determine where you live and what you're able to afford. It can also impact the decisions you make, and the consequences of bad decisions can last a lifetime.

So two lawyers have joined forces to bring much needed affordable legal services to communities of color, hoping to turn lives around.

Raysheea Turner and Kim Wallace met just a little over a year ago at an event.

They realized they were both public defenders, Turner from Schenectady County and Wallace from Albany County.

Being public defenders wasn't all they had in common. Both had grown weary of the recidivism they saw. So they decided to open their own law firm that would make a social impact as well as money.

They offer services like personal injury, wills, trusts, estates, and LLC's. They also teach classes on gaining wealth and homeownership.

To be further instep with their community, they offer their services virtually.

Learn more about their mission to help their community by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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