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Making a Mark in Housing Court

December 16, 2013

This fall’s newest group of LaunchPad for Justice fellows are already beginning to leave their mark in New York’s housing court.

U.S. News & World Report Spotlights CUNY Incubator

June 25, 2013

A recent U.S. News & World Report article spotlights CUNY School of Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

Incubator at Pace University Follows Trend Set by CUNY Law Incubator

April 11, 2013

Pace University School of Law in White Plains recently launched the Pace Community Law Practice. The Practice follows a law school trend of launching incubators to help graduates set up their own practices–a trend that began with CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Launches Incubator, Inspired by CUNY Law

December 12, 2012

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, will launch a solo incubator in 2013. They join a group of 10 similar programs at other law schools that have launched programs that focus on helping graduates set up their own practices. CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, which launched in 2007, was the first of its kind in the nation and has served as a model for many of these programs.

New Incubator at IIT Chicago-Kent Law Follows Trend Set by CUNY Law Incubator

November 1, 2012

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago has launched its Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI). The SSPI follows a law school trend of launching incubators to help graduates set up their own practices–a trend that began with CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

ABA Journal Features CUNY Law Incubator

October 1, 2012

A recent article from the ABA Journal discussed the growing trend of several law schools around the country launching incubators to help recent graduates set up solo practices.

CUNY Law Incubator Model Adopted in New Access to Law Initiative

August 2, 2012

California Western School of Law’s Access to Law Initiative was recently featured on KPBS’s Evening Edition. The Initiative, launched in June, is modeled on CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

CLRN Director Fred Rooney Helps Thomas Jefferson Law School Launch Incubator

May 16, 2012

The National Law Journal features Fred Rooney (’86), director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, and his efforts to help Thomas Jefferson School of Law launch an incubator for solo practitioners.

Fred Rooney, Director of CLRN, Receives Fulbright

May 10, 2012

Fred Rooney, Director of CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and Office of External Relations, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo Law School

Students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and Alums Help CUNY/Daily News Education Effort

April 27, 2012

In April 2012 students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) provided free, confidential information in English and Spanish to individuals around New York City facing immigration issues.

Supporting CUNY Law Grads in Solo Practice

April 15, 2012

When lawyers launch their own practice, these kinds of questions can prove the most difficult to address—and they can make the difference in whether a practice succeeds or fails.

Defending People In Need: Andrew Lisko (’10)

April 15, 2012

Andrew Lisko (’10) had been pulling some late hours at the Law Office of Andrew Lisko, working on a client’s felony DWI case, when the judge declared a mistrial. The arresting officer had to take bereavement leave because his mother had died.

Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Yogi Patel (’06)

April 15, 2012

When clients visit Yogi Patel (’06), they’re treated to a view of the Flatiron Building from the conference room.

ABA Magazine Article from CLRN Director Fred Rooney (’86) on Need for Pro Bono Services

February 27, 2012

In the American Bar Association’s latest GPSolo magazine, Fred Rooney (’86), director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), discusses the serious need for legal representation of people navigating the US justice system

Juliette Forstenzer Espinosa (’08) and Joanna Donbeck (’08) Featured on CUNY TV

December 13, 2011

CUNY TV recently produced a story about the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and the work of the Health Care Rights Initiative, an education and advocacy organization that assists patients

CUNY Law Helps Begin Incubator Program in India

December 2, 2011

The Symbiosis Law School, in Pune, India, has announced plans to begin, in cooperation with CUNY Law, an incubator to help new lawyers begin their own practices, especially in underserved areas.

LaunchPad for Justice Announces 2011 Justice Fellows

November 18, 2011

The LaunchPad for Justice, an initiative of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law that enables recent graduates

CLRN Recognized as Best Practice

September 16, 2011

Fred Rooney, director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, discussed CLRN, its Launchpad and Incubator programs, and the idea of a “longitudinal law school” at the National Institute for Teaching Ethics

Yogi Patel (’06) and CLRN Incubator Featured in National Law Journal

September 9, 2011

Yogi Patel (’06) was featured in a National Law Journal article highlighting the work of the Community Legal Resource Network’s (CLRN) Incubator for Justice program. CUNY Law’s incubator supports graduates

CLRN Immigrant Lawyers Meet

August 25, 2011

On Wednesday, August 24, CLRN’s Immigration Practice Group had a get-together in the city. It was a chance for us to see each other face-to-face, to network, and we were lucky to hear thoughts from our guest, attorney Claudia Slovinsky.

Community Lawyering Panel Featured

April 4, 2011

Last September, CLRN member attorneys in various fields of community practice comprised a panel moderated by Fred Rooney at the NY State Bar Association, as part of their Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

CLRN and YMCA Collaborate on “New American Initiative”

March 3, 2011

CLRN and the YMCA of Greater New York (“the Y”) have partnered to address the needs of New York City’s ever-growing immigrant community and to uphold the Y’s history of helping individuals

LaunchPad and Incubator for Justice Receive Awards

November 1, 2010

CUNY School of Law LaunchPad for Justice Fellows and Incubator for Justice Volunteer Attorneys received the NY State Courts’ Access to Justice Program’s 2010 Pro Bono Service Award.

CUNY Law’s Rooney and Judge Fisher in India Talking About CLRN’s Access to Justice Model

August 25, 2010

CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network Director Fred Rooney and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for NYC Courts and Director of the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program Fern Fisher are in India

CLRN’s Role in Lawyer-Singer’s Life Mentioned in NY Times

June 1, 2010

Bikram Singh, a famous Punjabi singer and a member of CUNY’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), also makes a difference by providing legal services

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