Elizabeth Larin (she/her) is a Divisional Supervising Attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit, which represents parents in all stages of dependency proceedings, including adjudication, permanency reviews, termination of parental rights trials and appeals. She joined CLS as a staff attorney in 2013.
Prior to joining CLS, Elizabeth served for eight years as an Assistant Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she represented men on Death Row in their state and federal appeals. Her primary practice area within capital appeals related to mental health, family history, and other sentencing related claims. By interviewing her clients and researching their life histories, Elizabeth learned about the long-term impact that early childhood trauma and family separation has on adult functioning and behavior. She is committed to supporting families so that children can stay with their parents.
Elizabeth is a graduate of New York University Law School and Swarthmore College. She interned in CLS’ Family Advocacy Unit after her first year of law school. During her second and third years in law school she worked, first as a clinical student and then as a Research Assistant, for NYU’s Family Defense Clinic under the tutelage of Professor Martin Guggenheim.