Anallisa TorresBy Jose B. Rivera
Ms. Torres began her working career as an attorney in private practice in major New York City law firms, including Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler 1988-1992; Coudert Brothers (1985-1987); Kaye Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler (1984-1985). She also taught Spanish, English and Introduction to Law at De La Salle Academy, a junior high school for gifted children from low-income families in 1987. Analisa was appointed by Mayor Dinkins to Commissioner to the New York City Planning Commission (1992-1995).
Ms. Torres attended Harvard College, and graduated with high honors, receiving an A.B. in 1981. Analisa then attended Columbia Law School under a Charles Evens Hughes Fellowship and graduated with J.D. degree in 1984.
Below are some the the community services which Analisa has and continues to provide.
Volunteer Attorney to Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDCO), which helps women and their families by building affordable housing and providing job training, job placement and supportive services. WHEDCO built its first apartments in the South Bronx in 1997 in the old Morrisania Hospital, with 137 apartments for low-income and homeless women. (1991-Present).
Board Member, Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, which provides free legal assistance to non-profit organizations serving New York City (1990-1994).
Representative of Borough President C. Virginia Fields, Museum of the City of New York Board of Trustees (1995-Present).
Chair of Volunteer Lawyers Committee, Puerto Rican Bar Association (1994 - Present). Board member, (1994-1997)