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Leaders of New York City bar associations and legal services organizations met today to collaborate on providing free legal services to Hurricane Sandy victims. The groups will collaborate on three important areas< Continue reading

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One of the darkest aspects of globalization has to be the proliferation of human trafficking. The U.S. State Department estimates that twenty-seven million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide, with one hundred thousand of them in the United States.< 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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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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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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Lynn Armentrout, the director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Foreclosure Project, testified yesterday at a New York State Assembly public hearing on the “Impact of the Mortgage Foreclosure Process and Crisis.” “Providing legal services to homeowners in foreclosure is fundamentally important not only because of the help provided to the individual homeowners and their families, but because saving homes from foreclosure protects the larger community and economy from the destabilizing influence of large numbers of vacant and foreclosed homes,” … Continue reading

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