AREAS OF PRACTICE
Petitions * NYC Campaign Finance Board * General Strategic Consulting
Nonprofit and Charities Law
Formation of a Non-profit * Governance * Strategic Consulting
Government Contracting * Procurement *Lobbying
Raquel Batista is a life-long New Yorker committed to working on legal and social justice issues impacting the communities of New York City and beyond. She is currently the Community Legal Fellow at CUNY Law School -CLRN, working with immigrant DV survivors.
Ms. Batista work has ranged from legal, policy to political realms. In 2014, Ms. Batista worked for the NYC Mayor's Office of Appointments helping to identify Latinos and Latinas for various positions within New York City Government.
Ms. Batista is the former executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She worked at the LatinoJustice (then Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund) on voting rights, redistricting and census issues impacting the Latino community in the North East, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ms. Batista served as an Adjunct Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She also was a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, North Star Community Funding Board and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Board.
Ms. Batista was a co-founder of the Latina Political Action Committee. She has been honored by El Diario La Prensa, New York State Senate and Dominican Women's Development Center. In 2014, Ms. Batista was recognized by the CUNY PILA as Alumni of the Year.
Ms. Batista earned her JD from the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College and her BA in Sociology, cum laude, from Manhattan College.