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City Bar Justice Center’s Public Service Network Places 1,000th Volunteer Lawyer
October 20, 2010

The Public Service Network, a City Bar Justice Center initiative, is celebrating the placement of its 1,000th volunteer this week. Formed in 1997, the Public Service Network encourages lawyers to engage in public service by matching attorneys with legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

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City Bar Justice Center Statement on Equal Justice Conference in Arizona
May 3, 2010

The City Bar Justice Center, which provides pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers, including immigrants, and advocates for enlightened reform of immigration laws, believes the new Arizona immigration law to be an unfair, unjust law that will cause great hardship to many people regardless of their immigration status.

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Joint Statement Opposing DHS Plans to Close the Varick Federal Detention Center
February 1, 2010

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC), The Legal Aid Society (LAS) and the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA- NY) oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to close the Varick Federal Detention Center by the end of February 2010.

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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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NYLAG’s Pro Se Clinic Opens for Business in the Southern District
November 4, 2016

The pro se clinic is a sibling of the City Bar Justice Center’s Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, which operates out of the courthouse in downtown Brooklyn and handles roughly 400 cases a year.

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Group photo of the Epstein Award honorees
City Bar Justice Center Presents Pro Bono Awards
October 26, 2016

The New York City Bar Justice Center presented its annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

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City Bar Justice Center Salutes Proskauer Army Veteran Committed to Helping Less Fortunate Vets
September 23, 2016

Kevin Hackett is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in its Corporate and Real Estate practice. Beyond working pro bono on several Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) cases for the City Bar Justice Center, Kevin is always willing to take time from his extremely busy schedule to assist and serve as a point-of-contact at his firm for volunteers interested in assisting veterans through VAP.

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Securing Disability Benefits for a Veteran in Need
June 18, 2016

In a hard-fought case that began in 2009, Proskauer associate David Mordkoff succeeded in obtaining more than $3,500 per month in disability benefits for a veteran who, when she first sought the Firm’s help, had only been receiving about $500 per month for the injuries she suffered as a result of her military service.

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How to Avoid the Fate of a Common Grave
May 15, 2016

Few people would want their body to lie unclaimed in a morgue after death, or to be buried anonymously in a potter’s field. For generations, the fear of such a fate has mainly haunted poor communities.

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New York Times: As Barriers to Lawyers Persist, Immigrant Advocates Ponder Solutions
May 4, 2011

More than two years ago, a federal judge in New York began a crusade to find lawyers for the many immigrants who are detained…

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