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Tzedek DC/UDC-DCSL Partnership in Washington Jewish Week

Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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This Washington Jewish Week article heralds the opening of Tzedek DC, a public-interest center at the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law which is directed by long-time UDC-DCSL adjunct professor, Ariel Levinson-Waldman.

Tzedek (which means "justice" in Hebrew!) DC will provide pro bono legal support for low-income people facing debt collection lawsuits and other civil legal issues.  Tzedek DC "opened its doors in February and matches clients with law students, attorneys working pro bono and recently retired lawyers.  So far, the organization has worked with 25 clients.  

Tzedek DC also will work on policy reform and community outreach, and has already joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court!

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