Bren Pramanik, J.D.

Bren Pramanik (they/them) is the Managing Attorney of the Institutional Rights Team and Grant Coordinator for the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness grant at Disability Rights New Jersey. In this role, Bren manages a team of attorneys and advocates representing individuals with disabilities throughout New Jersey in institutional settings. The Institutional Rights Team represents individuals seeking discharge from institutions, provides rights-based education in institutional settings, published a report on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in nursing homes, and recently filed a federal Olmstead lawsuit related to New Jersey’s state psychiatric hospitals. Prior to their work at Disability Rights New Jersey, Bren was an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender in New Jersey. After law school, Bren clerked for the Honorable Joseph L. Rea at Middlesex County Superior Court, Criminal Division.