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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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August 09, 2018

Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

The City Bar Justice Center never reveals personal information about our clients without their permission. Thank you to Dante and his family for allowing us to tell their story in “Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family.” On July 27, 2018, Dante, a victim of labor trafficking, joyfully welcomed his family, whom he had not seen in … Continue reading Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

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July 27, 2018

What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

Choosing a business name (a good one!) is an important step in building your new venture. Ideally, the name is unique, memorable, and conveys the general nature of your business. If you are registering your business entity with the state, you must also consider the legal requirements in choosing a name. The resource sheet below outlines … Continue reading What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

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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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