April 14, 2015
"I moved to the United States in 2011. It was a difficult time for me because I was undergoing a family crisis at home, but I managed not to let my personal life and struggles affect my work ethic in school. Read more
December 15, 2014
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December 3, 2014
Annamaria Santamaria, Project Coordinator for VOLS' Immigration Project, was recently featured on LawHelp's RealNY in a Spanish-language interview. RealNY Article: Annamaria Santamaria – Voluntarios de Servicio Legal Read more
September 11, 2014
Equal Justice Works awarded Molly Coe a fellowship to support VOLS' efforts to provide pro bono legal assistance to immigrant students. The fellowship is co-sponsored by MetLife and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Read more
July 25, 2014
VOLS thanks our two law student summer interns and wishes them well! Jocelyn Valenzuela is working with Elizabeta Markuci on the Immigration Project and Tess Keppler worked with Dave Fillingame on the Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project. Get to know them below: Jocelyn Valenzuela The Basics Read more
June 13, 2014
On June 10th, VOLS was incredibly proud to celebrate the work of our colleague, and friend, Elizabeta (Liz) Markuci, at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Legal Services Awards.... Read more
May 5, 2014
On May 1st, Liz Markuci, Director of VOLS’ Immigration Project, spoke to a standing-room only crowd of over fifty advocates from all over the United States at the 2014 NLADA/ABA Equal Justice Conference. Read more
March 19, 2014
On February 20, 2014, VOLS and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett collaborated to host a legal clinic to help immigrant youth apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a temporary form of relief which benefits immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Read more
January 21, 2014
VOLS collaborates with the New Economy Project (formerly NEDAP) to help DACA Eligible students apply for the NYC DREAMER Loan fund. For more information on interest-free loans to youth who cannot afford the $465 DACA application fee, see the link below: http://www.nedap.org/DREAMerLoanFund/ Read more
November 21, 2013
On December 6th, Fordham Law School will hold a conference titled "Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice," sponsored by Fordham's Feerick Center for Social Justice and the New York County Lawyers' Association.  Liz Markuci, Director... Read more