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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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Paul Winke BNY Mellon Pro Bono Volunteer
May 02, 2018

Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

On an unseasonably warm day in December 2013, former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman held a press conference at NYU to announce a new initiative making it easier for thousands of in-house corporate counsel to provide pro bono services. Speaking to the assembled group, he said “Isn’t it a tribute to the corporate spirit when … Continue reading Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

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DACA Molly Adams
April 26, 2018

The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

Latest DACA Decision On Tuesday, a third federal judge ruled against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a 59 page order, D.C. District Judge John D. Bates found the program’s “virtually unexplained” repeal unlawful. The government was ordered to begin accepting new applications for DACA. Now, the … Continue reading The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

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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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