Kunal Sharma is CLASP’s founder and Managing Attorney. Kunal graduated from the City University of New York School of Law in May 2013. In law school, he interned for the Rikers Island Law Library Unit, United States Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis of the Southern District of New York, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the New York Civil Liberties Union. After graduation, Kunal worked as a case manager for the Brooklyn CAMBA Cluster, a not-for-profit organization that administered shelters for homeless families with children.
After receiving his license to practice in New Jersey in August 2014, Kunal was fortunate enough to meet community leaders and advocates who dedicate themselves to fighting for social justice in New Jersey. These people became his mentors and have assisted him in connecting with boxers and their trainers, prison paralegals and activists, incarcerated artists, and others who eventually became CLASP’s first clients.
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Lori Rush is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. She is passionate about all things social justice but is especially motivated around ending mass incarceration and healing racial oppression. She is eager to partner with any person, community or organization that is doing this most important work.
Dhairya Bhatia recently graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In the past, he interned at places like Legal Services of New Jersey. He continues to build upon that experience by working with CLASP to further interests of the community.
Billimarie Lubiano Robinson was the co-founder, Director of Legal Technology and Design, and paralegal at CLASP. Billimarie graduated from California State University of Northridge in May 2010 with a dual-major in Multimedia (Cinema and Television Arts) and Poetry (English). With over ten years experience, she continues to work as a creative entrepreneur, specializing in design, film, web development, and brand identity for a variety of nonprofits in the education, art, and social justice sectors.