PROFILE OF STACEY NEUMANN, DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES AT HOPE’S DOOR LEGAL CENTER
Back Story
Stacey Neumann walks fast, thinks fast and talks fast. It’s always been like this – in fact, her grandfather predicted she’d be a lawyer because she talked a blue streak from the moment she uttered her first word, and as she grew, she was known for creating rapid-fire and persuasive arguments at the dinner table. Stacey demurs, with a slight smile, saying she did not decide to become a lawyer until midway through college at the University of Massachusetts (UMass Amherst), when she took her first of several criminal justice courses. She enjoyed the classes more than she thought she would, and ultimately secured a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. From there she walked around the corner to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, where she worked for 17 years, 14 of whi