To Boris Khrapunskiy, a penniless, ill 100-year-old refugee from the former Soviet Union who speaks only Russian and a bissel of Yiddish, a merciful court is something new under the sun. So, too, is the idea that attorneys from the statewide Empire Justice Center and the New York Legal Assistance Group, as well as two pro bono lawyers from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, will work for years - for free - to ensure that government is responsible for the likes of him.
Team Regains Public Aid For Aged, Ill Immigrants
New York Law Journal
February 1, 2008
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