Kim Forte

Kimberly is the Supervising attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s new LGBT Law and Policy Initiative. The goals of this initiative are to increase Legal Aid’s cultural competency as it relates to LGBTQ civil rights and increase the Society’s litigation, public policy and legislative efforts on behalf of low-income LGBTQ New Yorkers. She has been with the Society for 11 years, where she has held various staff attorney positions in the Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice, representing children who are the subject of neglect/abuse, PINS and juvenile delinquency proceedings. In addition to providing legal services for youth, Kimberly was part of a team that was responsible for investigating and filing impact litigation cases and commenting on proposed legislation and policies affecting youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Kimberly is a seasoned training in issues related to LGBTQ youth. She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo.