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Elie J. Worenklein

Elie Worenklein of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is an outstanding volunteer with the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, providing assistance to low-income debtors with filing for pro se Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.
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July 14, 2017

Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center assists low to moderate income litigants who cannot obtain counsel and need help litigating their federal civil cases in the Eastern District of New York. The Project provides free, brief legal services, including: assessing the values and strengths of various legal claims, … Continue reading Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

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DACA
June 16, 2017

Trump Administration Will Continue Immigration Relief for Young People under DACA

Late Thursday night, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or “DACA,” will be continuing. This was a big question for the Trump administration, because throughout the presidential campaign, he promised to end DACA but more recently has expressed conflicting statements on the matter.

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PELP Clinic
April 25, 2017

Asylee Suffers Untimely Loss of Husband but Gets Help from PELP Volunteers

Amy, a refugee, lost her husband Kevin to an unexpected stroke in September 2016. It had been less than two years since Kevin moved to New York to reunite with her after she had been granted asylum in the United States.

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Healthy Food
September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justic e Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking.

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