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The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.


Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

by Dylan LeeJuly 14, 2017

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center assists low to moderate income litigants who cannot obtain counsel and need help litigating their federal civil cases in the Eastern District of New York. The Project provides free, brief legal services, including: assessing the values and strengths of various legal claims, … Continue reading Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

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Trump Administration Will Continue Immigration Relief for Young People under DACA

by CBJC StaffJune 16, 2017

Late Thursday night, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or “DACA,” will be continuing. This was a big question for the Trump administration, because throughout the presidential campaign, he promised to end DACA but more recently has expressed conflicting statements on the matter.

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Catfishing photo by Diane Valle

Think Twice Before Revenge-Posting on Social Media!

by Cat Itaya and David PreciadoMay 25, 2017

Have you ever been tempted to create a fake social media page? Have you ever, after a personal relationship sours, considered impersonating your former friend online and posting damaging photos and text? If so, think again.

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Strathmore Law Students

CBJC and Strathmore Law School Students Meet on Access to Justice

by Stephanie GuzmanMay 16, 2017

As part of the City Bar’s ongoing efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of attorneys, on May 9, 2017, the City Bar Justice Center met with students from Strathmore Law School in Kenya as part of a visit organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.  Dr. Luis G. Franceschi, Dean … Continue reading CBJC and Strathmore Law School Students Meet on Access to Justice

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Justice Center and Willkie Farr & Gallagher Partner on Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families Legal Clinic

by CBJC StaffMay 4, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP held a legal clinic on April 27, 2017 to advise immigrant families on what legal measures they may take to protect their citizen children.

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Happy National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer Week, Thank You to Lawyers Who Make a Difference

by Carol BocknerApril 26, 2017

National Volunteer Week (April 23rd- 29th) is another welcome opportunity for CBJC to express our gratitude to the many lawyers who give their time, their expertise and their commitment to New Yorkers who cannot afford legal counsel.

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