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Combating Human Trafficking: How The Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe (OSCE) Leads The Way
The human trafficking industry preys on vulnerable young women throughout the world who seek to escape poverty, violence, and oppression
United States
14 Oct 2019
Pro Bono For Immigrant Families: Protecting Access To Counsel
Last week, Proskauer — along with co-counsel Democracy Forward, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. — filed a complaint on behalf of seven asylum seekers,...
United States
20 Sep 2019
The Best Time To Start Doing Pro Bono Work? Your First Day.
Every year around this time, my colleague Erin Meyer and I can be found going through and carefully selecting pro bono opportunities for Proskauer's incoming first-year associates.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Maximizing Access To Justice Through Pro Bono Priorities
Earlier this month, a Law360 article explored a fundamental—yet often overlooked—question: whether the long-held standard practice of tallying pro bono hours remains "the best way to measure pro bono success."
United States
25 Jul 2019
Medical Report Supports Urgent Need For Humane Immigration Policies
The families and children migrating from Central America have suffered terrible traumatic experiences, and a recent report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR),
United States
15 Jul 2019
Criminal Justice Reform In America: Confronting Reentry Challenges
The United States comprises about 4% of the world's population – and houses about 22% of the world's prison population. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that each year approximately
United States
10 Jul 2019
In Defense Of Immigration
In A Nation of Immigrants, President John F. Kennedy traced America's mixed record of embracing new immigrants, and then emphasized the benefits of immigration as he argued in favor of reforming the system.
United States
27 Jun 2019
Pro Bono For Immigrant Families: The Journey North
Off a side street in a small town in central Mexico, the shelter entrance was hard to find until we noticed a young family sitting under a tree near a gate with a worn sign welcoming
United States
7 Jun 2019
Pro Bono For Immigrant Families: Seeking Asylum In The U.S. From Mexico
Since my trip to the U.S./Mexico border last summer, the situation for families seeking asylum has only become more challenging, especially in light of the Administration's new "Remain in Mexico" policy.
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30 May 2019
Responding To New Challenges For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers
It is either a crime or fundamentally unsafe to be LGBTQ in more than 80 countries around the world. For the LGBTQ individuals forced to flee such conditions,
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27 May 2019
The Right To Counsel In Civil Proceedings: An International Perspective
In the United States, people of limited means suffer a tremendous unmet need for legal services in civil proceedings.
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30 Apr 2019
The Proposal To Simplify New York's Court Structure
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore's call during her recent state of the judiciary address to "modernize" New York's court system by reforming its complicated structure, has energized a growing
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22 Apr 2019
How Changes In Immigration Policy Impact Pro Bono Work
U.S. immigration policy has changed quickly and substantially in the past two years
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2 Apr 2019
Making Gender-Affirming Surgeries A Possibility For Low-Income Transgender People
For many transgender people, undergoing gender-affirming surgery is a crucial step toward a healthy gender transition.
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18 Feb 2019
How To Identify And Address Secondary Trauma
Pro bono projects can provide some of the most meaningful and interesting moments in a lawyer's career. It's usually an easy decision to say "yes" ...
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12 Feb 2019
New York Law On Sealing Convictions Helps Some Begin A New Life
With over two million Americans behind bars, this country has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
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26 Nov 2018
The Time Is Now For An Independent Immigration Court
Recent events have created an urgent need for an independent Immigration Court separate from the Department of Justice.
United States
26 Oct 2018
Shutting Down The School-To-Prison Pipeline
Public schools across the country too often rely on harsh disciplinary measures.
United States
20 Sep 2018
A Q&A With Kevin Froner, Principal Of Manhattan Hunter Science High School
Wendy Dessy, Proskauer's Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, sat down with Kevin Froner, principal of Manhattan Hunter Science, a high school affiliated with CUNY-Hunter College...
United States
6 Sep 2018
New York Toughens Anti-Trafficking Law
What I thought would be a simple bill signing ceremony for legislation intended to protect children from sex trafficking turned out to be something more.
United States
4 Sep 2018
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