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Annie Pineda

The Bronx Defenders
Director, Pro Bono
Bronx, NY
Annie Pineda is Director of Pro Bono at The Bronx Defenders, which provides holistic and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, immigration and civil legal services, social work support, and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx. In her role, she is responsible for developing, managing and supervising the organization's pro bono program across all practice areas. Annie also serves as the Director of Pro Bono for Still She Rises: Tulsa, the first public defender office in the country dedicated exclusively to the representation of mothers in the criminal justice system. Before joining The Bronx Defenders as Director of Pro Bono, Annie worked as the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Service Law at Cardozo Law School and as a staff attorney in the Civil Action Practice of The Bronx Defenders. As staff attorney, Annie assisted hundreds of clients with the numerous civil consequences that arise out of the initiation of criminal and family court cases and provided representation in administrative and state court proceedings on the issues of housing, public benefits, education, employment, debt collection, and child support. Annie is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services and is a co-founder and co-chair of the Public Interest Pro Bono Association (PIPBA).