A New York native who calls Rogers Park home, but whose impact extends far beyond that, Emmanuel Andre is the practicing attorney at NTLC. A UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law graduate, Mr. Andre is passionate about creating spaces that acknowledge the lived experiences of community heavily impacted by the criminal justice system. Mr. Andre has over 10 years of experience litigating some of the most complex criminal justice cases. As a restorative justice practitioner, Mr. Andre focuses his work on conflict resolution independent of the courts
with a path towards healing.
Robyn came to work at NTLC in February 2018, and serves as an administrative assistant to Attorney Andre. With a background in church music, college music department admin assisting, and community development nonprofit work, she has appreciated going down a whole new path and learning from Attorney Andre about the current state of our criminal justice system, and the importance of working together to create stronger communities through practicing principles of restorative justice.
A long-time Rogers Park resident, Maria has been at NTLC for about three years, playing a pivotal role in the communities we serve. She enjoys working at NTLC, for it has opened her eyes, exposing many important issues surrounding the justice system that were previously unknown to her. In the time she spends outside of the office, Maria enjoys being with family and friends.
Originating from the Near West Side, Pierrerasha serves the Law Center community as our Digital Media Manager. With goals of attending an Ivy League law school to eventually practice family law and criminal defense, Shay enjoys being able to increase the digital presence of the office and allowing her work to express the importance of essential work being done by the law center. As an undergraduate student, her rare free time is spent cooking for family and friends.
Cora Leeuwenburg, originally from Denver, Colorado now refers to Chicago as home and was our intern for the summer of 2020. As a Juris Doctorate Candidate at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, in her free time Cora enjoys running and snowboarding. If not an attorney, our awesome intern would explore writing a novel while living on a sailboat! Cora's motivation to work hard stems from her desire to use opportunities available to her, in addition to her other privileges to ultimately serve other communities that do not have those same privileges and opportunities. Her favorite thing about the Northside Transformative Law Center is the social and political engagement with the community, especially during the BLM protests and COVID-19. We are happy to have Cora here in our community and look forward to supporting her future endeavors!