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MOBILIZATION FOR JUSTICE, formerly MFY Legal Services, offers free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers throughout New York City to resolve legal problems in the areas of housing; foreclosure; civil, disability and aging rights; bankruptcy, tax, consumer, employment, government benefits, immigration, and kinship care. Through these services we prevent homelessness, help seniors and people with disabilities live independently, stabilize families, maintain and increase income, and address racial disparities.
Words escape us yet again when a 17-year-old can purchase a weapon of war, brandish it aggressively at a legal and peaceful protest, kill two participants, claim self-defense in court, and pay no penalty whatsoever. And all of this is protected by Wisconsin law. The verdict, acquitting him on all counts including first-degree intentional homicide …
Last year, Ms. T called the MFJ Kinship Caregiver Law Project hotline seeking help obtaining custody of her 6-year-old grandson, A. In May 2020, A’s mother passed away at 23 from brain cancer. A was raised by his mother until she fell ill. This May, Senior Staff Attorney Karla Johnson, submitted a custody petition via an emergency …
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