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    Tuesday, 08 July 2014

    Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) invites you to participate in a survey about the legal needs of the LGBT community in New York City. This survey will provide the first comprehensive understanding of the legal issues facing LGBT people in New York City, and will help LSNYC, the largest provider of civil legal services in the country, provide respectful legal services for low-income people that are fully responsive to the needs of the LGBT community. This survey is anonymous and confidential.

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    Thursday, 03 July 2014

    LSNYC invites LGBT public interest attorneys and law students from around the country to join us for a free, informal get-together on Thursday, August 21st, kicking off the National LGBT Bar Association's 2014 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.

    Lavender Law Social Event


    Tuesday, 01 July 2014

    ijc logoLegal Services NYC is thrilled to have been selected as one of Immigrant Justice Corps' inaugural Justice Fellow Host Organizations. LSNYC will host two Justice Fellows for a period of two years. The Fellows will represent immigrants with the most complex cases that require lawyers to handle the case from start to finish, such as deportation defense and affirmative petitions for victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking, among others. The Justice Fellows will be primarily supervised by experienced LSNYC attorneys, with supplemental support from the IJC’s own supervisory staff.

    Tuesday, 01 July 2014

    On Wednesday, June 25, Legal Services NYC and the Asian American Bar Association of NY held a joint pro bono initiative CLE training regarding U-Visas: “Immigration Relief for Low-Income Survivors of Domestic Violence” at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.  LSNYC  and AABANY are partnering to serve low-income Asian Americans, who present a unique set of challenges including post-traumatic stress, limited English proficiency, and mistrust of the legal system due to the threat of their immigration status being used against them.

    Monday, 23 June 2014

    On Monday, June 23rd, Legal Services NYC and some 400 guests celebrated more than 45 years of working to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers with our seventh annual Jazz for Justice event, taking place at Gotham Hall. The evening honored John S. Kiernan of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for his visionary leadership in providing crucial help to New Yorkers at a time of economic crisis and soaring demand for legal services. A keynote address was delivered by Kristen Clarke, Bureau Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office. The celebratory evening featured a special performance by acclaimed jazz musicians Ron Carter and Russell Malone. 

    Wednesday, 11 June 2014

    The New York City Bar Association last night honored the recipients of the 25th Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor. Among the honorees was Margaret Becker, Director of LSNYC's Staten Island Disaster Recovery Unit. (Above, Margaret Becker, 4th from left, with LSNYC colleagues)

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