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In testimony today at Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services, New York City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour called for increased and steady funding to close the “justice gap” for low-income New Yorkers. <
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Jay Holtmeier, a partner at WilmerHale, has been elected as Chair of the City Bar Fund, overseeing the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-second Annual Legal Services Awards, which recognize attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor. The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 25th at 4 p.m. <
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On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center’s 6th Annual Gala will honor Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities. < Continue reading

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On April 7th and 8th, 2011, lawyers from firms, bar associations, law schools, and public interest institutions from more than 15 countries will convene at a conference in Santiago, Chile, to assess the future of pro bono legal practice and access to justice in the Americas. < Continue reading

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The Justice Center has plans to expand services in two areas in 2011. The first involves the Immigrant Women and Children Project, which has become a leading project in fighting labor and sex trafficking under its Director, Suzanne Tomatore, a nationally known expert in the trafficking field. < Continue reading

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Earlier this month, a Jewish refugee from Ukraine who has been in this country as a lawful permanent resident since 1995, walked out of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution and headed back to his home in Brooklyn after 10 months in detention. <
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Today New York City Bar Association President Samuel W. Seymour issued the following statement in support of the 2011-12 Judiciary budget:< Continue reading

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