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Mitchell Paolo Esteller joined The Legal Aid Society in the fall of 2012.  Previously, Mitchell attended the CUNY School of Law, and was enrolled in the Defenders’ Clinic. While in law school, Mitchell interned in Legal Aid’s Queens Office, as well as with the NYC Department of Corrections as a legal coordinator, rotating from the different facilities on Rikers’ Island. Born in the Philippines, and raised in Brooklyn, Mitchell continues to reside in his childhood home, and maintains a strong connection with the members of the community – often being called upon whenever members of the community come into contact with the criminal justice system. He firmly believes in the necessity to reform the bail statute, so as to comport with the basic principle of innocent unless proven guilty.

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