Marlies Talay joined the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center in September 2013, where she manages the Center’s fiscal and administrative needs, coordinates community events and outreach, and oversees neighborhood services. Previously, she spent two years working in youth development with City Year New York, and is a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. Marlies graduated from Pomona College in 2010, where she studied politics and racial justice.
Ignacio Jaureguilorda is the director of Poverty Justice Solutions. Before joining the Center for Court Innovation, he worked as a public interest attorney for 14 years, providing free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. Most recently, Mr. Jaureguilorda served as director of legal services at the AIDS Center of Queens County, where he spearheaded the organization’s legal and public policy work and represented people with terminal and chronic illnesses. Previously, he served as an attorney with Housing Works, a non-profit organization that works on HIV/AIDS and homelessness issues, litigating cases involving income discrimination in real estate and discrimination against transgender individuals. Mr. Jaureguilorda has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits, discrimination, immigration, and family law.