Elena Scripnicov received a J.D. from New York University Law School in 2015 and a B.A. degree in English Literature and Law from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012.
In 2016, Ms. Scripnicov served as a Justice AmeriCorps Fellow through the Safe Passage Project, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono representation to unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings at the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Ms. Scripnicov became a volunteer and a Clinical Associate for Safe Passage while in law school, as well as the Vice President of the Immigration Law Students Association.
As she continued working on her J.D. degree, Ms. Scripnicov provided legal services to victims of domestic violence through the Family Law Unit at New York Legal Assistance Group. In addition to custody, child support, and visitation matters, she worked on petitioning for VAWA and U Visa on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Scripnicov was also part of the Courtroom Advocates Project and appeared before Family Court judges to assist indigent victims secure orders of protection. She was awarded the Public Service Certificate upon completion of law school for her extensive pro bono work.
In addition, Ms. Scripnicov spent four months as a judicial intern to the New York Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla. During her final year of law school, Ms. Scripnicov served as a clerk for the oldest law firm in the United States practicing solely immigration law, Barst, Mukamal & Kleiner, LLP, where she focused on both family and business immigration matters.
Ms. Scripnicov is fluent in Spanish, Romanian and Russian, with a minimum professional proficiency of French and Italian.