Meet Elizabeth J. Newton

Elizabeth J. Newton is a seasoned legal professional dedicated to social justice and advocacy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from The City University of New York before pursuing further education, obtaining her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bridgeport, and her Juris Doctoral Degree from The City University School of Law.

Admitted to the Southern District Federal Court in 1999, the New York State Bar in 1999, and to the United States Supreme Court in 2015, Elizabeth’s legal career has been marked by a commitment to serving the indigent. She began by prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases in Family Court with the Administration for Children Services, later transitioning to representing tenants in Housing Court with the Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice. Currently, she serves as the Supervising Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Legal Aid Society, where she has represented thousands of indigent individuals, including Youthful Offenders.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Elizabeth is actively involved in the legal community. She has held various leadership positions, including State Delegate, Board of Directors, corresponding secretary, Financial Secretary, and Vice President for the Queens County Women’s Bar Association. Additionally, for more than 10 years she co-chaired the Criminal Law Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and participates in committees for the Queens County Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and for 8 years an active member and chair of the consumer affairs committee at community board six.

Elizabeth’s dedication and accomplishments have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Stephanie E. Kuperman award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York for outstanding achievement in legal matters involving juveniles. In June 2023, she was installed as the President of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, further solidifying her leadership in the legal community.

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Elizabeth’s Awards & Recognition

The Queens County Women’s Bar Association recognizes Elizabeth J. Newton.
“Elizabeth J. Newton. honored for Commitment to Young New Yorkers”- The Legal Aid Society
Elizabeth Newton at the John Lewis Stamp Unveiling in New York City

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