PRO BONO HEROES

Yago Cuesta-Civis, CBJC Pro Bono Hero

Yago Cuesta-Civis, Revlon, Inc.

Yago came to the Legal Hotline after completing an LLM at NYU Law School, looking to fulfill the NYS Bar 50 hour pro bono requirement.  He joined the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline to do 50 hours and stayed to do over 300 hours compassionately helping stressed low-income New Yorkers in English and Spanish with legal advice. Yago rapidly became part of the hotline team and assisted hundreds of callers with advice and brief services. Yago is currently the Legal Director of Global Operations at Revlon. Prior to coming to New York, he was a Managing Attorney at Garrigues law firm for over 13 years in Barcelona, Spain and a vesting attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The City Bar Justice Center is grateful to Yago for his selfless service above and beyond the commitment to the Legal Hotline.