Mark Chalos and Andrew Kaufman Volunteer at North Nashville Legal Clinic

Mark Chalos and Andrew Kaufman Volunteer at North Nashville Legal Clinic

This week, Lieff Cabraser attorneys Mark Chalos and Andrew Kaufman volunteered to provide free legal advice during a general legal clinic held at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in North Nashville. Chalos and Kaufman advised attendees on topics including employment law and housing matters. The legal clinic was organized and supported by Lipscomb University’s Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice, & Society. [Read more…]

Public Justice Director Paul Bland On Recent Immigration Executive Orders

Visa and green card

Writing for Daily Kos, Public Justice’s Executive Director Paul Bland makes a cogent and reasoned argument in favor of allowing class treatment for individuals harmed by recent Executive Orders restricting immigration into the U.S. “While the Administration has grouped all Muslim immigrants and refugees from these seven countries together for the purposes of denying them entry into the United States, it doesn’t want them grouped together when they try to go to court,” Bland writes in the piece. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Support of Stay on Travel Ban

Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Support of Stay on Travel Ban

On February 16, 2017, Lieff Cabraser filed an amicus brief on behalf of Public Justice and Impact Fund in Darweesh, et al. v. Trump, et al. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in support of the current stay on President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order restricting entry to the United States. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Volunteer at Legal Aid Clinic for Victims of Smoky Mountain Wildfires

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Volunteer at TN Legal Aid Clinic

Pictured: Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kenneth Byrd (left) and John Spragens (right) of the Nashville office.

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Mark P. Chalos, Kenneth S. Byrd, and John T. Spragens volunteered today at the Legal Aid of East Tennessee clinic in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to provide free legal help for the victims of the Smoky Mountain wildfires in Sevier County. The wildfires, constituting one of the largest natural disasters in the history of Tennessee, occurred from November 28 to December 9, 2016, claiming at least 14 lives and injuring 134 others. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Volunteer at Wills for Heroes Nashville Event

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Volunteer at Wills For Heroes Nashville Event

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Mark Chalos and Andrew Kaufman will be volunteering with the Tennessee Bar Association and Wills for Heroes on Saturday, December 3rd, offering free will-provision legal services to Nashville police and firefighters. Since Wills for Heroes’ establishment 15 years ago in the wake of the September 11 attacks, attorneys in more than 10 states have provided 7,000 free estate planning documents to emergency first responders across the nation. [Read more…]

In Memory of Clarence Ditlow III, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety

In Memory of Clarence Ditlow III, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety

Clarence M. Ditlow III, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, died on November 10th after a year-long battle with cancer. Allies as well as those he challenged united in praise for his 40 years of ceaseless fighting to keep the nation’s roads safer for everyone who used them. Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. noted his passing as a “big loss for the safety advocacy community,” while Senators Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., noted in a joint statement in the Congressional Record of September 29th that Ditlow was “A tireless champion for consumers, [whose] work has resulted in better government oversight of automakers, the installation of key safety features and the exposure of safety defects in millions of cars, SUVs, and other trucks.” [Read more…]

Emerge America Presents “Ambition to Action: Celebrating a Historic Year for Women in Politics”

Emerge America Presents “Ambition to Action: Celebrating a Historic Year for Women in Politics”

We have a big problem in the United States. In spite of women making up more than half of the U.S. population, less than a third hold positions in elected offices. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Emerge America invites you to join the organization’s annual conference and luncheon entitled “Ambition to Action: Celebrating a Historic Year for Women in Politics” in San Francisco, California at the Merchants Exchange Building. [Read more…]