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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.

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Identity Theft

In the Wake of the Equifax Breach, Steps to Protect Yourself From Identify Theft

by CBJC StaffSeptember 19, 2017

Equifax, one of the largest credit monitoring and reporting agencies in the US, is one of the latest companies to fall victim to an online cyber security breach, putting nearly half of the US populations’ personal information at risk. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Legal Aid in China and the USA

by CBJC StaffSeptember 18, 2017

On Thursday, September 14th, the City Bar Justice Center welcomed visitors from the Chinese Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the branch of the Chinese government that oversees legal affairs and works to improve China’s justice system.

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Top Ten Things to Do if Damaged by a Hurricane

by CBJC StaffSeptember 8, 2017

During what is shaping up to be a particularly destructive hurricane season, we wanted to share our Ten Things to Do List which the City Bar Justice Center developed after Sandy hit New York in 2012. This is not legal advice but general information.

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What Today’s DACA Announcement Means

by Laura BergerSeptember 5, 2017

The DACA program will be phased out over the next several months. We urge Congress to take action now to protect DACA applicants and provide them with a path to citizenship.

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Thank You to the CBJC Summer 2017 Interns

by CBJC StaffAugust 10, 2017

This week, the City Bar Justice Center will say goodbye to its robust summer internship class. Tremendous thanks are in order for the ambitious and motivated students who provided CBJC with many helping hands.

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Creating a Pro Bono Pipeline to Combat Discriminatory Harassment

by Christin DamianoAugust 7, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center’s Anti-Harassment Project held a Continuing Legal Education program on June 27, 2017 entitled Assisting Victims of Discriminatory Harassment. The program trained 55 attorneys on how to use New York City’s discriminatory harassment law.

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