Christen Smith is the Staff Attorney for the Children’s Law Project (CLP) at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Christen earned her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2012 and joined LASNNY in 2014. Christen started her career at LASNNY protecting homeowners facing foreclosure before she began protecting the rights of children with disabilities. Christen is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Christen has also been a member of the Executive Council of the Capital District Special Education Task Force since 2016 and currently serves as co-chair.