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City Bar Justice Center Hosts Legal Clinic for Eligible Claimants under the Reopened 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

  • The City Bar Justice Center
  • Source: New York

On November 7, 2011 the City Bar Justice Center hosted the first legal clinic for potential eligible claimants under the reopened 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) (Zadroga Act). Title II of the Zadroga Act reactivates the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 that operated from 2001-2003 and requires a Special Master, appointed by the Attorney General, to provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.

The City Bar Justice Center would like to thank the following law firms and corporate in-house legal departments for their support at the first clinic:

Bank of New York Mellon
Barclays Capital
Cleary, Gotlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cooley LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
DLA Piper (US) LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Linklaters LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
SNR Denton (US) LLP
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

A special thanks to Heidi Levine and DLA Piper (US) LLP for their involvement and support from beginning to end.

The next legal clinic for the reopened Victim Compensation Fund will take place at the New York City Bar Association on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 6:00-8:00pm.