Economic Justice News
The LatinoJustice PRLDEF LSAT prep course is truly unique. Over the past 45 years it has been the first step in countless legal careers. In fact, many of our alumni hold prominent positions in public service at major law firms and in major corporate law departments. Our course provides high quality, intensive instruction that is tailored to ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their best score. And, at only $800, it costs much less than many commercial courses!
LJP Update: We filed an Amicus Brief Urging the Supreme Court to protect President's Executive Action on Immigration and make sure that it is addressed in this cycle. As we wrap up the year we also encourage you to donate to LatinoJustice so we can keep advocating for rights of Latinos in the court.
The LatinoJustice PRLDEF LSAT prep course is truly unique. Over the past 43 years it has been the first step in countless legal careers. In fact, many of our alumni hold prominent positions in public service at major law firms and in major corporate law departments. Our course provides high quality, intensive instruction that is tailored to ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their best score.
In recent years we have strengthened our focus on economic justice issues as a result of workplace injustices we uncovered. Workplace discrimination issues disproportionately affect immigrant workers for a number of reasons. Language barriers, poverty and lack of awareness of their rights, and fear of retaliation often prevent them from seeking legal assistance or contacting governmental labor and law enforcement authorities. The scarcity of legal resources in high poverty areas and limitations on federally-funded legal service providers seriously complicate matters for undocumented immigrants. Of the few legal service providers that serve all immigrant workers regardless of status, none focus exclusively on Latinos, and few serve the geographic areas we work in.
That #LJPFamilia wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We also recap some major LatinoJustice news such as a national convening of Latinos leaders to discuss the role of Latinos in the Criminal Justice System.
Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. will pay $582,000 to eight former Latina employees to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The company also agreed to implement new procedures and training on sexual harassment for all employees to ensure that these abuses do not reoccur in the future.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court Monday in Fisher v. University of Texas on behalf of 25 Texas and national Latina/o organizations, including UT students in support of the race-conscious college admissions plan.
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, a staff attorney at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, has been named President of the National Lawyers Guild.
A federal district court today affirmed the right of Latino day laborers in Oyster Bay, Long Island to seek work in public spaces, following a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union and LatinoJustice PRLDEF. The decision permanently struck down a town ordinance that prohibited people from soliciting work for violating the First Amendment.
A federal court approves key reforms in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Case. Florida legislature redraws Congressional districts. Court reinstate Federal protections to home care workers
This is a copy of the newsletter that we sent out on July 23rd and it highlights the latest news and events from LatinoJustice. It focused on recapping LAWbound, NJ education policy, Puerto Rico Crisis and more
Meet the LatinoJustice interns for summer 2015
More than 200 supporters are expected Tuesday, June 16 to honor a host of successful and inspiring Latina Trailblazers at the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Sixth Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast at the Yale Club of NY. The Sixth Annual event honors Latinas who are leaders in their field, in our community and nationwide.
The New York State Supreme Court Second Department Appellate Division today issued a decision approving the bar application of Cesar Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from City University of New York School of Law.
Every year LatinoJustice PRLDEF chooses a cohort of Latina trailblazers whose groundbreaking accomplishments illuminate new paths for Latinas nationwide. Here is a list of our 2015 honorees
Join us in honoring Latinas who, like former LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, have opened up new professional and political pathways for their peers
Su trayectoria personal refleja algunas de las vidas de tantas mujeres latinas que hoy en día son las líderes del trato digno y humano que merece la comunidad latina
Organizaciones piden que no se dejen disuadir por la decisión judicial contra la acción ejecutiva
Juan Cartagena da consejo sobre que Gobernador Cuomo deberia hacer para el presupuesto del Estado de Nueva York