NCLEJ Relaunches the Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys
For Immediate Release: February 5, 2024
Contact: Patrick Fowler, Communications Strategist, NCLEJ | email@example.com
New York — The National Center for Law and Economic Justice is excited to announce the long-awaited return of the Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys, a critical reference source on federal litigation practice oriented to the needs of legal aid and public interest lawyers.
The 2024 Revised Edition of the Manual is available for a free trial at the online bookstore of the National Consumer Law Center. Over the coming months, the Manual will continue to be updated by NCLEJ staff and contributors, and upon completion will be accessible through paid subscription.
“Now more than ever, legal aid and public interest lawyers must be able to expertly navigate their way through federal litigation,” said Dennis Parker, Executive Director of NCLEJ. “The Manual has a decades-long track record of serving as an important resource for public interest practitioners in the nonprofit field, and we’re honored that the baton now passes to NCLEJ for its continued administration.”
The Manual offers a critical framework to guide public interest lawyers in their federal litigation, and covers a wide range of topics including:
- Strategic factors to consider in preparing a lawsuit
- Litigation tactics and practice tips for both novice and seasoned practitioners
- Constitutional and statutory requirements of federal jurisdiction
- Barriers encountered in seeking federal jurisdiction
The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) advances racial and economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country through ground-breaking impact litigation, policy advocacy, and support for grassroots organizing. Founded in 1965, NCLEJ protects access to critical benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, and childcare; empowers low-wage workers, advocates for people with disabilities; and fights unlawful debt collection.