Laren E. Spirer
Program and Strategy Director, [email protected], (212) 219-1800 ext. 234
Laren E. Spirer is engaged in strategic program innovation and oversees pro bono processes and service delivery. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, she consulted in the pro bono space through InSpirer Consulting, served as the inaugural Director of Pro Bono Programs at Columbia Law School, where she also co-taught the Externship on Pro Bono and Access to Justice as a Lecturer in Law, and as the Pro Bono Manager at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Before that she worked at Pro Bono Net, including on the rollout of Lawyers Alliance’s Community Development and Nonprofit Law section, and was a litigator in private practice in New York City. Laren graduated from New York University School of Law in 1997 and earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Tufts University in 1992.
Professional activities: Association of the Bar of the City of New York Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, Member (2000 - present), Co-Chair, Law School Subcommittee (2015 - 2021); New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinators Network, Member (2000 - present), House of Delegates, City Bar Delegation (2016 - 2019); Public Interest Pro Bono Association, Member (2018 - 2019); Association of Pro Bono Counsel, Member (2006 - 2013), Board of Directors (2009 - 2013), Treasurer (2010).
Favorite New York City spot: Washington Square Park