In New York City, an immigration public defender system developed in conjunction with Cardozo Law School and funded by the New York City Council attempts to address this problem by providing legal assistance to detainees through the Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society.
The Public Service Stipend raises money for students so that they can pursue otherwise uncompensated internships in the public sector. It is supported in part by the Annual Public Service Auction. In this video, some of the recipients of the stipend talk about their experiences.
NYLJ - Hatchett was represented pro bono by Seema Saifee, a staff attorney at the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck, co-director of the organization, and James Brochin, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
The Daily Beast - In fact, the DA’s office was so hell-bent on keeping Wright in prison that it fought to prevent DNA testing from even taking place originally. It took attorneys from the Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York nine years of legal wrangling (all the way up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court) to get prosecutors to drop their objections.
Civil Rights Clinic students prevailed on March 4, 2016 in their argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of their client, a prisoner whose civil rights action seeks appropriate medical treatment.