LOUISE Corrigan is a staff attorney for New York County Defender Services, a public defender’s office in Manhattan which represents over 16,000 indigent clients per year charged with criminal offenses in New York City.
A native of Co. Kildare, Corrigan graduated University College Dublin in 2005 with an honors degree in business and legal studies. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 2007 and the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2011. Corrigan moved to New York to take her current job. She is a member of In-NYC, the Irish American Bar Association of New York and the Irish Arts Center.
“My heritage has always meant a lot to me, and I felt great pride in and love for my culture as I became more and more involved in Irish music and dance,” says Corrigan.
“But I don't think I really appreciated it as much or ever felt as much pride as I have as a result of the travel opportunities that were opened up to me through my dancing, and especially my moving the New York.
“It means so much to me to be able to share that culture with audiences here and throughout the world, and it never ceases to amaze and thrill me to experience first hand, on stage and off, the reception to all things Irish here all worldwide. It makes me incredibly proud to be Irish.”
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