This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Mohammed Sheriff

The Bronx Defenders
Civil Legal Advocate, Supervisor
Bronx NY
Mohamed Sheriff was the first civil legal advocate at The Bronx Defenders and, 15 years later, now supervises the legal advocates. He holds an associate degree in Paralegal studies (AAS) from Hostos Community College and a B.A. in International Government and Human Rights from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. As a legal advocate, Mohamed Sheriff works with the low-income population in the South Bronx to overcome barriers to public benefits and shelter. He also supervises and mentors legal advocates at The Bronx Defenders and participates in training new staff. He is a proud recipient of the 2015 New York City Bar Association Legal Services Award for his services to indigent clients. He has developed a series of training materials on government benefits and the New York City shelter system. Mohamed is a member of the Parent Action Committee (PAC), a group of concerned parents and community members dedicated to improving the quality of education for all children in New York City with an emphasis on School District 9 in the Bronx. Mohamed is dedicated to empowering the underserved in the Bronx community.