Cory Provost adds attorney at law to his accomplishments

Cory Provost, former 58th Assembly district leader, and newest New York attorney-at-law, addressing a past Guyanese audience in Brooklyn.
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Cory Provost, (D) who served as 58th Assembly district leader for 10 years, and former vice president of Young Movement, can now add the title of attorney-at-law to his achievements. The politician posted on social media recently, that he had passed the New York Board of Law Examination after graduating in the Class of 2023 from the City University of New York School of Law.

Provost who earned a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Urban Policy and Administration from CUNY-Brooklyn College proudly wearing his graduation gown and cap, accompanied by his children on Facebook, also posted a letter from the New York State Board of Law Examiners, which congratulated him on the passing of the bar examination held on July 25-26, 2003.

In 2017 he ran for City Council and worked for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D) and as the vice president and COO of the nonprofit think tank Young Movement.

“This letter also confirms that you successfully complete the New York Law Course, the New York Law Exam, and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam,” states the letter.

According to his biography, Provost served as a 2012 New York State presidential delegate and a volunteer organizer for former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s (D) 2016 presidential campaign.

Provost also served as the chair of Neighborhood Advisory Board 17, the secretary of Community Board 17, the director of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association, a member of the board of the Church of God of East Flatbush, and a trustee of the Higher Education Services Corporation and the City University of New York.

While campaigning the attorney said he was a strong supporter of community economic empowerment and small and medium-sized business development, noting, “It is my intention to put in place a task force to study the small and medium business industry’s impact on the district and to find creative ways to not only encourage the creation of new businesses but how to enhance and strengthen existing ones.”

“Local business improvement is a vital asset to creating entry-level jobs that help reduce unemployment – especially among our youth,” he said.

A strong advocate for immigration reform, the new lawyer noted that New York City was a city of immigrants and that the 41st District was a miniature version of the city and home, not only to many immigrants, but a varied ethnic mix as well.

“It is this ethnic diversity that gives the district its unique and distinct character. I recognize the contribution that immigrants have made to this city and nation. I support a comprehensive immigration reform that will enable qualified undocumented immigrants, without felony criminal records, to gain permanent residency status,” he added.