Michael Pope, Esq.

Legal Director

Michael Pope joined Youth Represent in 2010 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the law firm of Morrison and Foerster. Mr. Pope serves as Legal Director, leading the staff in providing community-based legal representation to youth aged 24 and under who have been involved in the criminal justice system and assists them to lift legal barriers that prevent successful reentry. Mr. Pope has successfully litigated cases in Federal and State court and is a frequent lecturer on systemic approaches to Reentry.

Mr. Pope received a Presidential Appointment to serve as Board Member for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Youth at Risk and is Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section's Juvenile Justice Committee. Mr. Pope is a graduate from Brooklyn Law School where he was a Sparer Public Interest Fellow and a graduate of Columbia Business School's Senior Leaders Program.

Cases of Note: Matter of Boone v. New York City Dept. of Educ., 53 Misc. 3d 380 (published NY Law Journal), Kelly v. Brooklyn Events Center, LLC et al., No. 17 Civ. 4600 (E.D.N.Y.) (securing organizational class action certification), People v. Ferreyra, Case No. 05936N-2002, NY Crim. Ct.

email: mpope@youthrepresent.org