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CUNY Radio Interview: Of Counsel to the Community
How can poor people get affordable legal help? A new innovative program created by CUNY Law School's Community Legal Resource Network helps recent law graduates open small law practices in low-income communities–where lawyers are few. Attorneys learn how to run the business side of their practice and clients get access to affordable legal representation. CUNY Law School's Fred Rooney, director of the Network, discusses how the 18-month-long program helps these newly-minted lawyers own and operate successful law offices in the neighborhoods where they are needed most.
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Fred Rooney's Digital Story
CUNY Law graduates and founders of Common Law, Inc. Karen Gargamelli, Jay Kim and Mike Wang collaborated on a video honoring CLRN Director Fred Rooney and his contributions to Common Law. The video was created for Common Law's annual fundraiser.
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Alum Speaks out on CLRN's Meaning to Her
"Were it not for CLRN, I would not have developed such a thriving immigration practice that today provides legal immigration services for artists, families, businesses, battered women, asylum seekers, and pro bono, among other clients.
"CLRN provided me a critical service 10 years ago when I started my own immigration practice. As a young attorney practicing solo, I very much depended on the CLRN support group of veteran immigration attorneys who would review letters I had written; update me on the law; and discuss ethical, legal and practical issues. Moreover, CLRN helped get me fluent with the novelty of email (year 2000) so that when amnesty came in December 2000, I could use this rapid communication device to respond to clients quickly and easily, improving my efficiency and making deadlines that might not otherwise have been made. CLRN remains yet another excellent resource that CUNY Law provides to its alumni." — Elisabeth Ames, Class of 1996