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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 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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Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action in Brooks et. al. v. Roberts

On September 17, 2019, a federal court in Utica, New York will hold a hearing to assess the fairness of a pending settlement in Brooks et. al. v. Roberts.  Class members have the right to oppose or comment…

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NCLEJ Condemns Finalized Public Charge Rule from Trump’s DHS

NCLEJ condemns the racist and abusive policy that the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published in final form earlier today. The new DHS “public charge” rules are only part of the Trump Administration’s sweeping and continued attack on…

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