Finley received her J.D. degree from Syracuse University School of Law in 2007, her B.A.in social work cum laude from Grambling State University in 1998 and her M.S.W. in community organization from University of Michigan in 2001. Prior to attending law school, she was a social worker with Optimist Foster Family and Adoption Services. Before joining LSSP, Finley was a summer law student intern for Legal Services of Central New York and Community Legal Services (Calif.), a research assistant to the director for Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic (NY), and a student attorney in the Community Development Law Clinic during her third year of law school. Finley joined LSSP November 2007.
Finley has always been interested in public service and has worked with nonprofits for the entirety of her professional career. She especially enjoys working with youth, in whom she invests most of her volunteer hours. In addition to being a member of Carolina’s Care Partnership’s board, she is also a mentor through the Big Brother/Big Sister program and a Girl Scout troop leader.