Brett Figlewski joined the LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL) as its first Legal Director in February 2015. Previously, he worked for a decade as a family litigator with Sanctuary for Families and created Sanctuary’s LGBT Initiative. Mr. Figlewski co-authored the article “Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Young Men and Boys” for the Lawyer’s Manual on Human Trafficking and created a legal clinic for at-risk LGBTQ youth. He oversees LeGaL’s network of clinics, attorney referral system, and the creation of its Public Interest Law Committee to place cases of significance for the LGBT community with leading pro bono attorneys.
“LGBTQ youth without stable means of financial and emotional support are particularly susceptible to commercial sexual exploitation.”