<em>New York Law Journal </em>Feature: Public Interest Projects

New York Law Journal Feature: Public Interest Projects

In its "Public Interest Projects" section, the October 19, 2007 New York Law Journal featured a special training program for pro bono attorneys in taking statements from Liberian refugees in New York who have survived 14 years of civil war in their home country.  These official statements will eventually be used as documentary evidence in future public hearings held by the government-mandated Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia.  Fried Frank hosted this program with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, the Minneapolis non-profit coordinating an international outreach program to refugees, and law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.  Special counsel Jennifer L. Colyer discusses the program in further detail.

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