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June 7, 2013
Volunteers Of Legal Service School-based Children's Project partner WilmerHale is matched with Bronx Lab, a high school in the Bronx. Read more
June 4, 2013
Through VOLS' Microenterprise Project, Queens Economic Development Corporation got pro bono legal assistance from Katten Muchin Rosenman to secure the rights to the Ramones’ song “Rockaway Beach” for an ad campaign to bring New Yorkers back to the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Read more
May 29, 2013
Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas of New York City and the tri-state Region.  Despite the fact tha Read more
April 11, 2013
On March 22nd, WilmerHale's New York office hosted a career day for students from the Bronx Lab School. Read more
February 2, 2013
Nelson Gutierrez, the paralegal in VOLS' Elderly Project, appeared on the front page of the New York Law Journal in June, 2012, along with other recipients of the City Bar's Civil Legal Services Award for 2012. Read more
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

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