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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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How to possibly get reimbursed for school speeding camera tickets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The controversial school speeding cameras that were placed around schools monitoring speed limits were taken down, and the program officially ended on Sept. 1. Yet, drivers are still fighting for refunds from speeding tickets. Lawyer…

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New Discrimination Complaint Accuses National Grid of Bypassing Safety Laws for Brooklyn Pipeline

Community groups from across Brooklyn, represented by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the New York Law School Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, filed a groundbreaking federal civil rights complaint against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New…

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Brooklyn residents take legal action against the construction of the North Brooklyn pipeline

Brooklyn residents gathered in Brownsville, claiming that National Grid misled the community. The residents have filed a Title VI complaint asking the federal government to examine the project. The New York Law School Civil Rights and Disability Justice…

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Poverty In The United States



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