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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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Statement of City Bar President Debra L. Raskin on Legislation Increasing the Number of Family Court Judges in New York State

The New York City Bar Association applauds the Legislature for passing a bill that, with the Governor's signature, will increase the number of Family Court judges throughout New York State.
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City Bar Releases Report on Legality of Targeted Killings by U.S. Drones Under International Law

Anticipating that targeted killings by drones may increase in the future, both by the United States and by other countries, the New York City Bar Association today released a report analyzing the legality of targeted killings by drones launched by the United States in the context of international law.
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