Miguelina Camilo assumed the presidency of the Bronx Women’s Lawyers Association for the second consecutive year, the first time that a Dominican assumes the position since this society was formed in 1930.
“It is a very intense job, and unlike what people see from the outside, the election process lasts all year. We have elections in January, February, and March, and in June we have primary elections to elect the candidates for governor, ombudsman, senators, congressmen, judges, and attorney general”, said the Dominican to a local newspaper.
Her function within the Board, among other things, is to verify that the candidates are correctly identified on the ballots, process any type of lawsuits that may arise and advise the city on legal matters, in electoral matters.
Camilo was born in the Dominican Republic, and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1980. In 2007, she earned a BA in Political Science from New York University, and in 2012 a Juris Doctor from New York School of Law in 2012.
Camilo was vice president of the Bronx Democratic Party, and also served as president of the Dominican Bar Association (DBA), and currently works at the New York Elections Commission, where she actively works with the city’s electoral processes.
From 2012 to 2015, Ella Miguelina worked at the Law Office of Murray Richman, a criminal defense attorney in the Bronx, where she handled misdemeanor and felony matters, as well as federal cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
From February 2015 to June 2016, Miguelina was a partner at H. Benjamin Pérez & Associates, P.C., where she conducted her practice focused on criminal defense, matrimonial and family court, the same year that she founded Camilo Law Firm, P.C. in the Bronx, where she concentrates her practice in family, matrimonial and criminal matters.
The Dominican woman is also president of the New York City Criminal Lawyers Association, and she is an active member of Bronx Connect, where she advises the county on risks.
The Bronx Women’s Lawyers Association has about 200 members. In a conversation with Diario Libre, Camilo talked about her role in the city’s Board of Elections