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Dorsey & Whitney Pro Bono Heroes

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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November 12, 2018

Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

To read this post in English, click here: Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How To Spot Them Sucede con demasiada frecuencia; las personas mayores se encuentran luchando para recuperarse después de ser estafados. Además de la pérdida financiera, muchas víctimas sienten vergüenza por haber sido engañadas. Esto hace que muchos mantengan el incidente en secreto … Continue reading Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

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November 02, 2018

A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, recalls her experiences this October at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where immigrant women and children are being detained. Deep in southern Texas, just over an hour outside of San Antonio, there is a large detention center housing mothers … Continue reading A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

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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

Mara and her young daughter with sickle cell anemia were living in a homeless shelter without cooking facilities, a huge problem as Mara was unable to cook healthy meals for her daughter. Living in stable, clean housing was an absolute medical necessity for the child according to her doctor. When Mara began working with Legal … Continue reading Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

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