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Barbara Camacho Joins Justice Center on New Two-Year Fellowship
September 7, 2011

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the world’s leading provider of immigration services, has announced the appointment of Barbara Camacho as the firm’s latest “Fragomen Fellow” effective August 29, 2011. The Fragomen Fellowship is a two-year rotating position to enhance the pro bono immigration services provided by the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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Jay Holtmeier to Chair City Bar Justice Center; New Officers Announced
June 9, 2011

Jay Holtmeier, a partner at WilmerHale, has been elected as Chair of the City Bar Fund, overseeing the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Honor Global Pro Bono Work of Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP
April 7, 2011

On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center’s 6th Annual Gala will honor Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities.

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Veterans Assistance Project Releases Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide
November 8, 2010

The Veterans Assistance Project, an initiative of the City Bar Justice Center, has released The New York City Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide (pdf). The 46-page guide, which is designed to be a reference for both veterans and veterans’ service providers, lists organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income veterans.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Second Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 22, 2010

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the second annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service.

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City Bar Justice Center’s Public Service Network Places 1,000th Volunteer Lawyer
October 20, 2010

The Public Service Network, a City Bar Justice Center initiative, is celebrating the placement of its 1,000th volunteer this week. Formed in 1997, the Public Service Network encourages lawyers to engage in public service by matching attorneys with legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

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City Bar Justice Center Statement on Equal Justice Conference in Arizona
May 3, 2010

The City Bar Justice Center, which provides pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers, including immigrants, and advocates for enlightened reform of immigration laws, believes the new Arizona immigration law to be an unfair, unjust law that will cause great hardship to many people regardless of their immigration status.

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Joint Statement Opposing DHS Plans to Close the Varick Federal Detention Center
February 1, 2010

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC), The Legal Aid Society (LAS) and the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA- NY) oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to close the Varick Federal Detention Center by the end of February 2010.

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New York City Bar Association Hosts Legal Clinic for Haitians Seeking Temporary Protected Status
January 29, 2010

The New York City Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association-NY Chapter held a free three-hour clinic on January 28th for Haitians in New York seeking Temporary Protected Status due to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Temporary Protected Status was announced by the U.S. on January 15th, allowing Haitians to remain and work in the U.S. for up to 18 months if their applications are approved.

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Leaders for Justice: New York City Bar Presidents on Pro Bono and Access to Justice
November 20, 2009

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has produced a collection of essays by the current president, Patricia M. Hynes, and all living former City Bar presidents, titled “Leaders for Justice: New York City Bar Presidents on Pro Bono and Access to Justice.”

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