Samuel Berroa is a paralegal case-handler in the Decarceration Project. His many responsibilities include providing crucial support to trial attorneys in making bail applications, filing writs, filling appeals, ordering transcripts, making bail fund referrals and any other tasks that may serve to be beneficial to our clients’ cases.
Samuel joined the Legal Society in 2016 and has since worked as a paralegal in the trial office and on Rikers Island. In the trial office, he worked closely with attorneys to obtain pertinent case details that would be utilized to advocate on behalf of Legal Aid clients. After a year in that position, Samuel wondered how he could position himself in a way that would enable him to further assist clients in need. With that thought, Samuel applied for a position at Rikers Island Paralegal Program in the Rose M. Singer facility. There Samuel had the opportunity to interact with clients on a daily basis.
Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, Samuel worked as an administrative assistant the Brooklyn Defender Services and as a court clerk in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Samuel graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.