Nora Baker received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School with a concentration in Family Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2022. She was admitted to the NYS bar in January of 2023.
Ms. Baker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Merrimack College in 2018 receiving a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish and a double minor in Political Science and Pre-law. While attending Merrimack College, Nora studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and later participated in a spiritual retreat to Ecuador to advance her Spanish speaking ability.
During her time at Albany Law School, Nora was active in the Anthony V. Cardona ‘70 Moot Court Program, both as a participant and student coach. She won both the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition. Her team was noted as only the second team in recent history to win both competitions, and the first female team ever to do so.
In 2022, Ms. Baker was inducted into the Order of Barristers and awarded the Edward F. Layden, Esq. and the Kathryn I. Layden Award for her participation and contribution to the moot court program. She continues to show her support for the Moot Court Program through alumni judging opportunities.
After interning in various venues which include the Appellate Division Third Department for the Honorable Christine M. Clark and in the Domestic Violence Prosecution Clinic with the Albany County District Attorney's Office, Ms. Baker was the first recipient of the Family Law Fellowship established by the O'Brien & Associates Law Firm in 2021 and began her career with the Firm as a fellow in June of 2021.
We are extremely proud to welcome Nora Baker to our Firm as Associate Attorney.