Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get legal help or help applying for benefits from NCLEJ?
No. We do not provide legal representation to individuals unless the individuals are referred by another organization with whom we are working on a specific matter. To find help visit www.lawhelp.org.
Who funds NCLEJ?
NCLEJ is supported by private funds, including contributions, foundation and corporate grants, and proceeds from its Annual Awards Dinner. In addition, when it wins certain types of cases a government agency can be required to pay attorneys fees to NCLEJ. For more information, see our reports section. Contributions to NCLEJ are fully tax-deductible. To make a contribution, click here
Where does NCLEJ have offices?
NCLEJ has only one office, but each year its staff travels to many parts of the country to litigate complex cases, conduct other advocacy, and meet with and train lawyers and advocates. Its office is located at 275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1506, New York NY 10001-6708.
How can I work at NCLEJ?
From time to time NCLEJ has openings for lawyers or other staff. Announcements are always posted on the website.
How can I volunteer at NCLEJ?
NCLEJ has limited volunteer opportunities. If you believe you could provide a service or have questions about volunteering, please e-mail volunteer (at) nclej.org and someone will get back to you.
Can I get help on a paper I am writing for a course?
We cannot respond to individual inquiries from students. There are a host of valuable information sources on the internet for information. The Economic Success Clearinghouse is a good place to start.