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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


Claudia Wilner Recognized with National Consumer Law Center’s Rising Star Award

NCLEJ Senior Attorney Claudia Wilner has been recognized for her outstanding work by the National Consumer Law Center with its 2016 Rising Star award. The award honors attorneys who made major contributions to consumer law by trying or…

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October E-Newsletter

Check out NCLEJ’s October E-Newsletter.

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NCLEJ Brief Opposes Counting Food Stamps as Income in Determining Child Support

In a case that will have a big impact on low-income New York parents, NCLEJ filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in Lattuca v. Lattuca. The case addresses the issue of whether…

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