Announcements

MFJ Urges Congress to Preserve Consumer Protections

In an Op-Ed in The Hill, MFJ Supervising Attorney Carolyn Coffey and co-author Claudia Wilner of the National Center for Law & Economic Justice urge lawmakers to keep provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that make attorneys equally accountable with their clients for abusive and predatory debt collection practices. The House

Mobilization for Justice Supports DACA

Mobilization for Justice strongly opposes any actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As part of our immigration practice, we will continue to provide services to DACA recipients and their families and will redouble our efforts to demand immigration reform that provides a path toward citizenship for the millions of people …

The Impact of the New Administration

Jeanette Zelhof, Executive Director; Orier Okumakpeyi, Senior Staff Attorney; Montel Cherry, Supervising Attorney; and Kevin Cremin, Director of Litigation, discuss Mobilization for Justice’s deep concerns about the impact the new administration will have on our clients who are a diverse group of people who struggle every day to maintain housing, income and the precious few …

MFJ’s Benefit Honors Warren Sinsheimer and Celebrates Merger

More than 400 attorneys attended Mobilization for Justice’s (MFJ) annual benefit, which honored Warren J. Sinsheimer, founder of Partnership for Children’s Rights (PFCR) and celebrated the recent merger of PFCR with MFJ. Pictured above: Jeanette Zelhof, Executive Director, MFJ; Maeve O’Connor, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and MFJ Board Chair; Warren J. Sinsheimer, PFCR Founder and …

MFJ Helps Older Adults Hit Hardest by Student Loan Debt

The Fall issue of MFJ-FYI explores the growing problem of student debt carried by adults aged 60 and older. Over the past decade the number of older student loan borrowers has quadrupled and the amount of debt per older borrower has roughly doubled. In addition to paying off their own student loans, some older adults …

MFJ Forum Tackles Racial Justice Issues in Legal Practice

Dozens of Mobilization for Justice attorneys and paralegals came together on January 10, 2018 for a forum on “Race and Your Practice: A Conversation with Two Advocates.” Runa Rajagopal, Managing Director of the Civil Action Practice Group at the Bronx Defenders, and Samuel Spital, Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund …

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