Ellen Barry (attorney)
Life and education
She grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, as the second of ten children. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1975 and a J.D. from New York University Law School in 1978. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in November 1978.
In 1978 Barry founded Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC), a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that seeks to address "young people at risk of incarceration, grandparent caregivers, alternatives to incarceration for mothers and children, and improving medical care for women in prisons and jails". where she worked as director and managing attorney until 1999, when she left to work in private practice.
- "Ellen Barry: Attorney and Human Rights Leader (Last updated January 1, 2005)". MacArthur Fellows Program. 1 July 1998. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Ellen M. Barry". CalDir.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- Will Hermes (January–February 1999). "Maverick: Ellen Barry, Jailhouse Lawyer". Utne Reader.
- http://www.talkradioone.com/index.php/2011/07/23/next-steven-spierer-live-saturday-10am-pdt1pm-edt-12/ Steve interviews Criminal Defense attorney Ellen Barry], 7/23/11
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