Nelson Mar is a senior staff attorney at Bronx Legal Services. His practice includes both Education Law and Social Security Disability Law with prior experience in labor/employment and community economic development. Nelson is also the coordinator for Legal Services NYC’s citywide Education Law Task Force and was previously chair of the Education Law Committee with the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA). Nelson was a subcommittee member of Mayor de Blasio’s School Climate Leadership Team, which produced significant recommendations on improving school climate in New York City’s public schools.
Nelson received a dual degree J.D. & MSW from the University at Buffalo and his BA from Binghamton University. He is also a proud product of the NYC public school system graduating from the Bronx High School of Science. Outside of work, Nelson is the president of the 318 Restaurant Workers Union, co-founder and board member of the Peter Kwong Immigrant Workers Learning Center, co-founder of the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS) and the founder and director of the Virginia Yu Fund for Social and Economic Justice.