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October 22, 2012
Recently, attorneys volunteering through VOLS' Immigration Project completed deferred action applications for 15 immigrant students.  In addition to help preparing their deferred action applications, these students will receive full legal representation throughout the process. Read more
October 16, 2012
James came to the United States from Nigeria to provide a better life for his family.  In 2002, a few years after arriving in New York, he arranged for his two sons, Pope and Niko, to come to the United States on 6-month visitor's visas.  Wanting his sons to grow up in their father's presence, he Read more
July 18, 2012
On July 10, 2012, Liz Markuci, the Director of VOLS' Dream Not Deferred Project, met with 40 very hopeful students and parents to discuss Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 15th memorandum directing the Department of Homeland Security to exercise prosecutorial discretion to temporarily suspend or Read more
June 4, 2012
The firms that take the Volunteers of Legal Service Pro Bono Pledge exceeded 1 million hours of pro bono service for the fourth year in a row, according to the results of our recently completed survey. Read more
May 29, 2012
The award gives recognition to four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York's poor. The award was presented on Wednesday, June 13th at the New York City Bar Association by Hon. Read more
April 26, 2012
On October 19, Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in an unemployment insurance case with its pro bono partner Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS). Read more
April 24, 2012
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett associates Shannon Torres and Dan Shin recently assisted the mother of two Bushwick High School students win legal permanent residence in the United States. Read more
April 4, 2012
Sharon Katz provides pro bono legal services to incarcerated mothers on family law matters through the VOLS Incarcerated Mothers Law Project. Read more
March 9, 2012
Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) congratulates Charity Brady on receiving the 2012 Inspire! Award given each year by the Center for Public Service Law and the Public Service Scholars at Benjamin N. Read more
February 28, 2012
VOLS partners with White & Case, Community Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Pro Bono Net to create SocialNeedsRx.org, a referral database to legal, social and medical services in N Read more

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