Esther B. Cajuste currently serves as a Principal Law Clerk with the New York State Unified Court System.
Prior to her current role, Esther was the Data Manager for the Department of Alumni Affairs at Prep for Prep—a leadership development program that offers students of color access to a private school education in New York City. Previously, she worked as a Staff Attorney for the Center for Family Representation, where she represented parents in child abuse and neglect proceedings. From 2011-2012, Esther served as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at Project HOME, researching the educational services and rights of youth experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. While pursuing her law degree, Esther was a Teaching Fellow with the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program, instructing inner-city high school students in Washington, DC on constitutional and criminal law. Esther serves on several committees within the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, is a member of the Women in the Courts Task Force with the New York City Bar, and serves as President-Elect of the Haitian American Lawyer’s Association of New York.
Esther holds a BA in sociology from Boston College and a JD from American University, Washington College of Law.