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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 Applauds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Granted to Block Public Charge Rule

Earlier today, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction to block the racist and abusive “public charge” rule. The Department of Homeland Security finalized the rule in August, and was set to begin implementing the new changes…

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NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler Named Chair of City Bar Social Welfare Law Committee

NCLEJ offers a big congratulations to Staff Attorney Katie Deabler, who was recently appointed Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Social Welfare Law Committee. The Social Welfare Law Committee works on legal issues impacting low income…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing CFPB Debt Collection Rules

On May 7, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed rule that would provide a safe harbor for debt collection attorneys who engage in deceptive practices. This rule would set a minimal standard for “meaningful…

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