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New York City Bar Association Hosts Legal Clinic for Haitians Seeking Temporary Protected Status
January 29, 2010

The New York City Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association-NY Chapter held a free three-hour clinic on January 28th for Haitians in New York seeking Temporary Protected Status due to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Temporary Protected Status was announced by the U.S. on January 15th, allowing Haitians to remain and work in the U.S. for up to 18 months if their applications are approved.

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Leaders for Justice: New York City Bar Presidents on Pro Bono and Access to Justice
November 20, 2009

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has produced a collection of essays by the current president, Patricia M. Hynes, and all living former City Bar presidents, titled “Leaders for Justice: New York City Bar Presidents on Pro Bono and Access to Justice.”

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NYC Bar Association Calls for Right to Counsel for Immigrant Detainees
November 2, 2009

Finding that over one-third of immigrant detainees at the Varick Federal Detention Facility in New York City had reasonable claims for relief from removal, and considering the high financial and moral costs of maintaining the current detention system for immigrants, the New York City Bar urges that all immigrant detainees be provided with legal counsel.

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City Bar Justice Center Launches Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 23, 2009

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the first annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Pro Bono Luncheon and Celebration of Service as part of the National Pro Bono Celebration.

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New York City Bar and City Bar Justice Center Announce Deferred Associate Law Extern Support Project
August 26, 2009

The New York City Bar and City Bar Justice Center are pleased to announce the launch of the Deferred Associate Law Extern Support Project.

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Free Legal Clinic for Clients of Arrested Immigration Attorney
February 23, 2009

On Monday, February 23rd, in cooperation with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative—a collaborative effort of the City Bar Justice Center and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Pro Bono Committee—is offering a free legal clinic at the New York City Bar for Espinal’s clients.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Libby Vazquez as New Director of Legal Hotline
November 10, 2008

Libby Vazquez has been named the new Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline.

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City Bar Justice Center Adds Reginald Boddie as Staff Attorney
September 23, 2008

Reginald Boddie has been named the new staff attorney for the Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Program co-sponsored by the City Bar Justice Center of the New York City Bar Association and the Civil Court of the City of New York.

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City Bar Justice Center Commends Public Advocate
April 2, 2008

The City Bar Justice Center commends the Public Advocate, Betsy Gotbaum, for raising awareness about the U Visa, which promotes the safety of all New Yorkers, not just immigrants.

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