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Helaine M. Barnett, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1964, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1970, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1970, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1972, United States Supreme Court 1967.


Barnett, Helaine M. was born on November 13, 1939 in New York City. Daughter of Harry and Helen (Chafets) Meresman.


Bachelor, Barnard College, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1964.


Associate appellate counsel Criminal Appeals Bureau, Legal Aid Society, New York City, 1966—1971, Civil Appeals Bureau, 1971—1974, assistant-attorney-in-charge civil division, 1974—1994, attorney-in-charge, 1994—2003. Adjunct professor law Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, 1980—1982, 1984—1985. President Legal Services Corporation, since 2004.


Member of American Bar Association (member committee profession, member standing committee ethics and professional responsibility, board governor house delegate, governance commission), American Law Institute, Association Bar City New York (treasurer, member executive committee), New York State Bar Association (chairman committee public interest law since 1994).


Married Victor Jules Barnett, June 28, 1959. Children: Craig Edward, Roger Lawrence.