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The City Bar is now accepting nominations for the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons.< Continue reading

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Alexander Papachristou has joined the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice as Executive Director. Papachristou previously was president of the Near East Foundation and an investment manager and attorney practicing in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. < Continue reading

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The 2012-13 Judiciary Budget is a reasonable, practical document, responsive to the State’s current fiscal pressures while addressing the need to provide meaningful access to the courts and to ameliorate some of the harmful effects of last year’s budget cuts. < Continue reading

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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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