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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:


NCLEJ Denounces Trump’s Separation of Families at the Border. Read our statement and suggestions to fight back.

As we went to bed last night, the media reported that in the United States of America, we now have “tender-age centers” to house babies and toddlers wrested away from their mothers who are fleeing life-threatening and deplorable…

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NCLEJ Joins Friend of Court Brief Urging No Citizenship Question in 2020 Census  

NCLEJ has joined more than 150 other organizations in an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief in the lawsuit brought by the State of New York against the U.S. Department of Commerce challenging the inclusion of…

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NYC Bar Honors NCLEJ’s Claudia Wilner

On Wednesday June 13, 2018, Senior Attorney Claudia Wilner was honored at the New York City Bar’s annual Legal Services Awards. The Legal Services Awards recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have directly provided free legal…

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