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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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October 22, 2018

National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

A version of this post previously appeared in ProBono.net’s October 2018 Newsletter and is part of a series on City Bar Justice Center’s pro bono work centered on disasters. You can read more of our blog posts here. It is a testament to the generosity of spirit of New York City’s legal community that all … Continue reading National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

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October 12, 2018

Little Ones in Limbo: A Day Inside a Center for Detained Immigrant Children

This summer, Peter Schey, one of the lead litigators of the 1997 Flores v. Reno settlement agreement and current President and Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law marshaled immigrant advocates across the country to ensure that the constitutional rights of immigrant children were being upheld. The Flores settlement stipulates country-wide … Continue reading Little Ones in Limbo: A Day Inside a Center for Detained Immigrant Children

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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

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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