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    Tuesday, 08 July 2014

     Legal Services NYC is looking for law students, lawyers, and others to help conduct a groundbreaking five-borough survey of the legal needs of low-income LGBT New Yorkers. This survey will be the first large-scale assessment of the diverse legal needs of the low-income LGBT community in New York City. It will help identify and describe the full range of legal issues facing this community, and help Legal Services NYC and other providers better serve low-income LGBT New Yorkers. Law students who participate can count their time toward New York State’s 50 hour pro bono requirement for bar admission.

    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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