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Free Legal Clinic for Clients of Arrested Immigration Attorney

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Free Legal Clinic for Clients of Arrested Immigration Attorney

February 23, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last month, Victor Espinal was arrested for allegedly posing as an immigration lawyer and taking money from clients for over 15 years despite having no legal license.

On Monday, February 23rd, in cooperation with the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative—a collaborative effort of the City Bar Justice Center and the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Pro Bono Committee—is offering a free legal clinic at the New York City Bar for Espinal's clients. Volunteer attorneys and translators will assist in preparing the necessary paperwork and scheduling for cases and will be available for limited follow-up.

What: Free Legal Clinic for Former Clients of Victor Espinal

When: Monday, February 23, 2009, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street