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City Bar Formal Ethics Opinion: Charging Disputed Legal Fees to a Client’s Credit Card

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion (2014-03) stating that when a client has granted an attorney advance authorization to charge the client’s credit card for legal fees, but the client later disputes all or part of a particular bill, the attorney may not then charge the client’s credit card for the disputed portion of the bill.
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Immigration Committee Members Call for Due Process for Border Kids in Op-Ed

A post published today on the Huffington Post, by the chair of the City Bar's Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Lenni Benson, along with the two co-chairs of the Subcommittee on the Right to Counsel and Due Process for Migrants, Farrin R. Anello and Michael D. Cooper, addresses "the refugee crisis unfolding on our southern border."
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City Bar Statement Celebrating International Justice Day – July 17, 2014

International Justice Day is a particularly appropriate time to acknowledge the importance of having international and hybrid courts, as well as domestic courts, available to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Toward an Immigration Public Defender System, by Lynn Kelly

The City Bar Justice Center applauds the New York City Council’s allocation of $4.9 million in new funding for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) in this year’s city budget.
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Volunteers Sought for Monday Night Law

The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means, in conjunction with the City Bar Justice Center, seeks volunteer attorneys to staff the Monday Night Law clinic, which begins its 24th year in September.
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City Bar President’s Statement on the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act

The City Bar strongly supports the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act, which would provide counsel to unaccompanied children and the mentally disabled in deportation proceedings.
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