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Jonathan K. Chang

Jonathan K. Chang of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is an outstanding volunteer with the Veterans Assistance Project (VAP). In 2013, Jonathan began representing a Navy veteran who had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2007. At the time he came to the City Bar Justice Center, the veteran was on oxygen therapy full time including at night when he slept.
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protect your home from deed theft
February 10, 2017

Protecting Your Home from Deed Theft

Did you inherit your home after a family member passed away? Do you think you now own the home? Are you sure? You may think you own your home, but if you inherited the property from a deceased family member, it is possible that you are not yet the legal homeowner.

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Suzanne Tomatore volunteering at JFK
February 03, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center Responds to the Immigration Executive Orders

On January 25 and 27, 2017, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders relating to refugees, immigration, and national security. The result has been a massive and immediate disruption to our immigration status quo. Just days after the Executive Orders were signed, the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) joined the efforts of volunteer attorneys who rushed to JFK International Airport.

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September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justic e Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking.

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September 25, 2016

Cancer Leads to Debt, Bankruptcy Brings Fresh Start

This past week the St. Jean v. Emigrant jury trial came to a close with a favorable verdict for eight black homeowners who proved that they were victims of predatory lending practices. The plaintiffs had refinanced their home loans with Emigrant Mortgage Company during the subprime lending boom.

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