Kathy Manley is the Legal Director of the Coalition for Civil Freedoms. Now a solo practitioner, Kathy was at Kindlon Shanks & Associates from 1997-2016. Kathy’s main emphasis is criminal defense and constitutional rights. She concentrates on appeals, and has written many winning briefs before the NYS Court of Appeals. Kathy works with many civil rights groups, including Project SALAM, the Muslim Solidarity Committee, and the National Lawyers Guild. She is also the Vice President of the Albany chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Kathy has received many awards for her work, including the Carol S. Knox Award from the NYCLU Capitol Region Chapter in 2015, among several others.