Margaret Z. Moores
Margaret Z. Moores started her career at Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin representing clients in special education and public benefits cases. Margaret then moved to south-central Florida where she was assigned to the Belle Glade office of Florida Rural Legal Services. She handled a wide variety of cases but was most heavily involved in representing recent Haitian immigrants in political asylum cases and representing African American students in a federal class action lawsuit to enforce their rights to receive appropriate educational services. After a number of years, Margaret moved to Connecticut where she was managing attorney of the Bridgeport and Danbury offices of Connecticut Legal Services, and established a statewide legal unit to represent elderly and disabled clients. Since 1991 Margaret has worked at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. which serves Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. While in Miami, Margaret has held a variety of positions including Coordinator of Children First, Senior Attorney of the Family, Juvenile and Education Unit, Director of Training and Professional Development, and her current position of Deputy Director of Advocacy and Programs. Margaret is closely involved in project development, grant writing, strategic planning and supervision. She received both her Bachelor and Master degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her law degree from what is now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN.