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 January 18, 2017 Supreme Court Decision Will Mean More Affordable Housing for Low- and Moderate-Income Families Whose Needs Have Gone Unmet for 16+ Years, Say Planning, Housing Advocates.
   
 July 26, 2016  Catherine Weiss comments in NJ Spotlight on her experience representing immigrant children.
   
 November 2, 2015 The Huffington Post covered the recent juvenile solitary confinement survey issued by the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. Of particular note? Of the twenty-one states that prohibit the practice, most still allow kids to be isolated for reasons other than punishment.
   
October 14, 2015 Catherine Weiss, Chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest at Lowenstein Sandler was invited to brief senior staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a form of immigration relief for children who cannot be reunified with one or both parents because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or a similar child-welfare issue. Other speakers at the briefing included Randi Mandelbaum, Clinical Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law; Aryah Somers, National Director of Advocacy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Sarah Plastino, Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs, KIND-NJ.
   
October 8, 2015 Lowenstein Sandler’s pro bono client Maggie Doyne has been named one of CNN's candidates for "Hero of the Year.” David Sager is on the board of directors for the BlinkNow Foundation, and through the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest at Lowenstein Sandler, frequently assists BlinkNow with legal issues. For more information on the BlinkNow Foundation, click here.
   
 August 26, 2015 N.J. Supreme Court Ruling Helps Immigrant Children Avoid Deportation Back to Homes Where They Have No Fit Caretaker
   
August 26, 2015 Matthew Boxer is quoted in Business Wire, The RecordNJ.com and the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling that will protect children from deportation back to unfit parents or homes where they lack any caretaker.
   
August 11, 2015 New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition Applauds Enacted Juvenile Justice Reform Bill
   
May 4, 2015
The New York Times
Pro Bono Counsel, Natalie Kraner, is quoted in the New York Times regarding a class-action lawsuit filed against the state of Illinois to limit the use of solitary confinement as a punitive measure in juvenile correctional facilities.
   
March 10, 2015 COAH Decision Will Result in More Effective Enforcement of Constitutional and Statutory Obligations, Say Planning, Housing Advocates.
   

January 5, 2015
New Jersey Law Journal

Catherine Weiss is mentioned in the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the clarity of exemptions for lawyers working on pro bono cases.
   
 December 1, 2014  Nicole Stefanelli is profiled as the “Member of the Month” in the Turnaround Management Association/New Jersey Chapter’s December newsletter.
   
 August 15, 2014
Law360
 In Law360, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for winning a ruling from the state Supreme Court that will increase pro bono assistance for low-income people filing for bankruptcy. Catherine Weiss comments on the court’s decision approving the pro bono bankruptcy clinic run by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in conjunction with the firm and the legal department at Merck.
 

 

July 24, 2014   N.J. Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Self-Representation for Individuals Facing Civil Commitment  
   
July 3, 2014
New Jersey Law Journal 
Lowenstein Sandler has the highest ranking pro bono program in New Jersey and ranks 30th in the nation for pro bono participation.  
   
July 2, 2014; July 11, 2014
Law360; New Jersey Law Journal 

In Law360 and the New Jersey Law JournalCatherine Weiss and Lowenstein Sandler commented on a New Jersey Supreme Court decision approving a pro bono bankruptcy clinic run by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, in conjunction with the firm and the legal department at Merck. The Court holds that the Rules of Professional Conduct pertaining to conflicts of interest pose no barrier to a lawyer’s pro bono representation of low-income debtors in no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcies even if their firms represent creditors of those debtors in unrelated matters.

   
July 2, 2014   N.J. Supreme Court Approves Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Finding No Conflict of Interest for Pro Bono Lawyers 
   
June 30, 2014
The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer ranks Lowenstein Sandler’s pro bono program 30th in the nation, among only nine AmLaw second-hundred firms in the top 50.
   
June 30, 2014  Supreme Court Grants For-Profit Corporations A Religious Exemption From Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Mandate  
   
June 30, 2014  Homeless in Lakewood Tent City Housed!
   
April 9, 2014  Lowenstein Sandler, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, and Merck Present Assistance for Homeless Veterans at the White House  
   

April 1, 2014 
New Jersey Law Journal; The Pro Bono Wire  

Catherine Weiss is mentioned in the New Jersey Law Journal and The Pro Bono Wire in connection with the firm’s representation of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in an appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court seeking a legal ethics opinion to lower perceived hurdles to participation in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy clinic for low-income debtors. 
   
March 12, 2014
New Jersey Law Journal
In the New Jersey Law JournalCatherine Weiss comments on proposed revisions to the court rules governing pro bono practice.  
   
February 27, 2014
APP.com
An Asbury Park Press video "Tent City resident moves up and out” is about a formerly homeless resident of a Tent City in Lakewood, NJ, who was placed in an apartment close by his two children rent-free for a year, in accordance with a settlement Lowenstein negotiated on behalf of Tent City residents. Lowenstein attorney Jeffrey Wild led the litigation that produced the settlement.  
   
February 20, 2014 Advocates and State of New Jersey Settle Federal Lawsuit to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive an Appropriate Education
   
February 5, 2014
The New York Times
The New York Times wrote an editorial endorsing the arguments made in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. S. Ct. in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius on behalf of Professor Frederick Mark Gedicks and 20 other law professors. (Catherine Weiss, Natalie Kraner, Michael Hampson, Joe Fischetti, and Meg Slachetka).  
   
December 8, 2013 
The Star Ledger
In The Star LedgerCatherine Weiss comments on the increasing number of low-income families who need legal assistance and how drastic reductions in funding for legal services leave many families without representation. 
   
November 21, 2013 
Asbury Park Press
In Asbury Park PressJeffrey Wild comments on how a township ordinance banning outdoor fires will affect the homeless population in Lakewood’s Tent City and violates the law requiring the government to provide emergency shelter to those in need.
   
November 12, 2013 
The New York Times
In The New York Times, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law comments on a report on emergency planning for elections that Lowenstein Sandler co-authored.  
   
October 29, 2013  On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released a report titled “Expecting the Unexpected: Election Planning for Emergencies,” written in conjunction with Lowenstein Sandler and other leading firms that participated in the Election Protection program in the wake of the storm.
   
October 25, 2013 In the documentary “Storming for the Vote: Hurricane Sandy and the Election,” Catherine Weiss comments on New Jersey resident’s determination to vote even while thousands were displaced from their homes. 
   
September 27, 2013
The Star Ledger
In The Star LedgerCatherine Weiss comments on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling ordering the Council on Affordable Housing to issue rules requiring towns to provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in their regions.
   
September 26, 2013 N.J. Supreme Court decision on “growth share” formula is a major victory for people who need affordable homes, say planning, housing advocates
   
September 25, 2013 
The Star Ledger
In The Star LedgerCatherine Weiss comments on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision upholding property tax exemptions for nonprofit providers of supportive housing for people with psychiatric disabilities.
   
September 25, 2013 New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Property Tax Exemptions for Supportive Housing 
   
June 17, 2013   Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona’s Burdensome Restriction on Voting by Naturalized Citizens. 
   
May 21, 2013 Pro Bono Aid Helping Low-Income Inventors Gain Patents  
   
May 20, 2013
Poughkeepsie Journal
Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted in the Poughkeepsie Journal for representing students from the Culinary Institute of America, Marist College and Bard College in a class action lawsuit against the Dutchess County Board of Elections. The suit was settled in a manner that assures that New York college students will be properly registered and permitted to vote in upcoming elections.  
   
May 20, 2013 
Yahoo.com
Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted on Yahoo.com for participating in the Bay Area Rural Justice Collaborative. The Collaborative, an initiative of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel’s (APBCo) IMPACT Project, aims to expand access to legal services in rural and isolated communities throughout the Bay Area by holding clinics on immigration and housing issues. Lowenstein will participate in the initiative by offering pro bono housing advice to low-income residents of Half Moon Bay, California, on July 3, 2013. 
   
April 5, 2013
CBS News York, Newsday, Philly.com, 92.7 WOBM 
In CBS New York, NewsdayPhilly.com and 92.7 WOBM articles, Jeffrey Wild comments on a victory for the homeless of Ocean County achieved through a consent order signed in the Lakewood “Tent City” litigation that will guarantee homeless camp residents at least one year of safe and adequate indoor housing. 
   
March 18, 2013 
Voice of Russia 
 
In a radio interview with Voice of Russia, Catherine Weiss discusses challenges that naturalized citizens face because of an Arizona law that requires documentary proof of citizenship to vote. Lowenstein prepared a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 28 leading national Latino and Asian organizations challenging the 2004 ballot initiative in a case - Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. - that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. 
   
March 15, 2013
The Associated Press  
In The Associated PressJeffrey Wild comments on the agreement reached between homeless residents of a Lakewood, New Jersey tent city and Lakewood officials that states that no one will be evicted from the tent city without first being provided adequate indoor housing for at least one year.   
   
January 20, 2013
ABC News 
In an interview with ABC NewsCatherine Weiss and Jonathan Wishnia, along with Wayne Meyer of Lowenstein's pro bono client New Jersey Community Capital, discuss how the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest builds and serves the community through innovative pro bono mortgage finance and fund work. 
   
December 17, 2012
The Star Ledger 
In The Star Ledger, Catherine Weiss comments on the settlement of a lawsuit brought against United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement by eight plaintiffs alleging Fourth Amendment violations during pre-dawn, non-consensual, warrantless immigration raids of their homes. In addition to paying compensation, ICE has made several reforms, including establishment of a complaint system for anyone claiming mistreatment and a new form to advise detained immigrants of their rights. 
   
November 2012
Wall Street Journal.com 
A Wall Street Journal video "Just for Now: A Year in Tent City" includes an interview of Jeffrey Wild on the firm's fight for a right to shelter for residents of a homeless camp and other homeless in Ocean County, New Jersey.  
   
November 7, 2012
Euronews  
On Euronews television, Catherine Weiss comments on voting options for New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy.  
   
November 6, 2012 
Associated Press  
In an interview with the Associated PressCatherine Weiss discusses the large volume of calls the Election Protection hotline received from voters in New Jersey.  
   
November 6, 2012 
The Star Ledger  
In The Star LedgerCatherine Weiss comments on the number of voter calls the Election Protection hotline received regarding technical issues, electronic voting, illegal requests for voter identification and confusion about polling place locations.  
   
November 6, 2012 
New York Times  
In The New York Times, Catherine Weiss, who is leading Lowenstein Sandler's participation in the Election Protection campaign to assist voters, comments on difficulties that voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy are facing at the polls.  
   
November 2, 2012  Volunteer Lawyers Staff Election Protection Hotlines to Address Issues Arising Post-Hurricane Sandy and Other Voter Questions on November 5 & 6  
   
November 2012 
Poughkeepsie Journal, Albany Times Union, Mid-Hudson News 
In Poughkeepsie Journal, Albany Times Union, and Mid-Hudson News articles, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for representing students from the Culinary Institute of America, Marist College and Bard College in a class action lawsuit against the Dutchess County Board of Elections. A Dutchess County Elections Commissioner had rejected voter registration applications that did not include a dormitory name and number -- even though the application form did not request that information. Judge Kenneth Karas required the Board of Elections to immediately register the students so that they would be able to cast their votes in the November 6, 2012 election. The Lowenstein team included Matthew OliverHeather Bishop and Rebecca Visvader.  
   
October 17, 2012 Lowenstein Sandler Attorneys and Staff Mobilize to Help Voters Exercise Their Rights Through 2012 Election Protection Campaign 
   

August 29, 2012
The American Lawyer 

In an article about AmLaw Second Hundred firms that are role models for pro bono, The American Lawyer highlights Lowenstein Sandler and its Center for the Public Interest, noting that the firm’s entrepreneurial culture has led it to work on high-impact cases and deals and to create increased opportunity for transactional and bankruptcy lawyers to take on pro bono matters.

   

August 30, 2012

Lowenstein Sandler Wins Inaugural HNBA Pro Bono Award 

July 27, 2012

Lowenstein Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief Supporting Parole Reform in California

July/August 2012
The American Lawyer

Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for ranking 33rd among AmLaw 200 firms for pro bono work.

June 18, 2012

Lowenstein Sandler Names Catherine Weiss Chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest  

January 20, 2012 
The Star Ledger

The Star Ledger profiles Jeffrey Wild and his pro bono work to help the homeless in Ocean County, New Jersey.

December 19, 2011 
San Diego Gay &
Lesbian News, Windy
City Times, Gay Today.com, Outword Magazine, Sacramento
Bee

In San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, Windy City TimesGay Today.comOutword Magazine and Sacramento Bee articles, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for successfully representing a gay interracial couple in a custody suit of their twin daughters. The girls were born via an anonymous egg donor and carried by the non-biological father's sister, who later challenged the fathers' right to primary custody. On December 13, the court granted the biological father sole legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughters, emphasizing the importance of their commitment to their children’s well-being and their values of tolerance and inclusion.

August 15, 2011 
The Pink Sheet

Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for teaming up with Merck to provide pro bono services to clients referred by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice's bankruptcy program and handling the legal needs of veterans at Community Hope's "Hope for Veterans" program.

August 11, 2011 
ABCNews.com

On ABCNews.comJeffrey Wild comments on his pro bono fight for the right to shelter of people residing in tent cities in New Jersey.

July 25, 2011 
NBC's Nightly News

In an interview on NBC’s New York Nightly News, Warren Racusin discusses the state and federal tax implications and other planning issues for same-sex couples marrying in New York.

July 17, 2011 
InvestmentNews

In an InvestmentNews article, Michael P. Vito discusses the many financial, tax, and planning implications for same-sex couples considering marriage in New York.

July 7, 2011 
The AmLaw Daily

Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for ranking 32nd among AmLaw 200 law firms for its pro bono work.

July 2011 
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Kenneth Zimmerman comments on Lowenstein Sandler's commitment to pro bono work and receipt of the New Jersey State Bar Association's 2010-2011 Pro Bono Award.

June 10, 2011 
NJBIZ

Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for receiving the New Jersey State Bar Association's 2010-2011 Pro Bono Award. The annual award recognizes a firm that demonstrates exemplary pro bono service.

June 2, 2011 
Pro Bono Institute

In The PB Eye, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for its pro bono work helping The Reinvestment Fund secure a $2 million loan to bring a fresh food initiative to New Jersey.

May 31, 2011 
The Record, The Star Ledger

In The Record, and The Star Ledger articles, Jeffrey Wild's advocacy for the homeless living in tent cities in Lakewood is highlighted.

May 27, 2011 
New Jersey Law Journal

James Stewart comments on how, in Lowenstein’s friend-of-the-court brief in Brown v. Plata, including a photo of a phone-booth-sized cage used to hold mentally ill inmates influenced the U.S. Supreme Court to order California to reduce critical and dangerous prison overcrowding.

May 26, 2011 
KIND Blog

Catherine Weiss and Christine Boyle are recognized as Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) pro bono attorneys of the month for their work representing a 10-year-old-girl throughout her immigration proceedings

May 9, 2011 
New Jersey Law Journal

In a New Jersey Law Journal article, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for ranking first among the state's top 20 firms for pro bono work in 2010. The firm completed more than 23,600 hours of pro bono work through the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, averaging almost 95 hours per attorney.

May 8, 2011 
Star Ledger

In a Star Ledger article, Karim Kaspar and Lowenstein Sandler are highlighted for organizing the 2011 Battle of the Barristers, a softball tournament in which local law firms and corporations raise money for the Fresh Air Fund. The Fresh Air Fund provides inner-city children with the opportunity to attend summer camps.

April 17, 2011 
Star Ledger

In a Star Ledger article about poor people's struggle for proper legal representation, James Long reflects on a landlord-tenant case he handled during his pro bono rotation at Legal Services of New Jersey.

April 2011 
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for being named 2011 "Humanitarian of the Year" by the American Conference on Diversity.

March 21, 2011 
NJN TV News

In an interview with NJN TV NewsJeffrey Wild discusses the lawsuit against Ocean County aiming to force the county to provide emergency housing for homeless living in tent cities and homeless throughout the county, based on the New Jersey constitution and other law.

March 2011 
WCTC Radio

In an interview with WCTC's New Jersey Today, Jeffrey Wild discusses the lawsuit against Ocean County aiming to force the county to provide emergency housing for homeless.

February 15, 2011 
PRLog.org

On PRLog.org, Lowenstein Sandler is highlighted for collaborating with Merck & Co., Inc. to provide pro bono legal services to clients of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice's bankruptcy program.