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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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May 03, 2019

Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

On April 3, 2019, New York City’s legal and business communities gathered together to celebrate the work of the City Bar Justice Center and its partners to further justice for low-income New Yorkers. For over fifteen years, the Justice Center’s effective pro bono model has connected hundreds of thousands of poor New Yorkers with free … Continue reading Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

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May 03, 2019

Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

No one should be persecuted for who they are. But, growing up in the Caribbean LGBTQ+, Sam* had never known any other reality. Now, thanks to the hard work of attorneys at Venable LLP, Sam is finally free to be himself. Some Caribbean countries are infamous for the pervasive violence and human rights violations inflicted … Continue reading Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

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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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