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On September 30th, the New York Law Journal reported on the two public defender organizations that will form the New York Immigrant Defenders (NYID), a unique pilot project to provide universal legal representation to indigent detainees facing deportation. Continue reading

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Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund, which oversees the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center has established a Planning and Estates Law Project for low-income callers to its Legal Hotline, and will soon establish a regularly scheduled clinic to advise low-income people on personal planning, end of life, and estate matters. Continue reading

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It was cold and blustery in the Rockaways on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when the City Bar Justice Center travelled to the Rockaways with eleven pro bono attorneys. Continue reading

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City Bar Justice Center Executive Director Lynn M. Kelly testified on December 13th before the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration on the topic of “Oversight–Treatment of NYC’s Immigrants in Detention Centers.” Continue reading

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Laura Mathews-Jolly has joined the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project on a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, supported by the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, to provide legal services to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are survivors of labor and sex trafficking.
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