Erica Gómez, Esq. is a court attorney at the New York County Surrogate’s Court, where she directs the Help Center for self-represented litigants. The primary goals of the Help Center are to provide patrons with legal and procedural information, and to assist them with the completion of paperwork in certain Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Prior to this, Ms. Gómez was first a Staff Attorney and then General Counsel for The Family Center, a non-profit organization helping vulnerable New York City residents. During her time there, she litigated mainly in the areas of family, matrimonial, and landlord-tenant law but was also able to expand the organization’s Article 17A and Estate Planning practice. Ms. Gómez received her B.A. from Fordham University and her J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. She is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and in the District of Columbia. As a member of the New York City Bar Association, she currently serves on the Association’s Legal Referral Service Committee. She is also a frequent speaker at events for law students and recent law graduates.