Justice Center News

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.


USCIS Reverses Policy on Rejection of DACA Renewal Applications

by Suzanne Tomatore and Laura BergerNovember 17, 2017

On Wednesday night, November 15th, however, as a result of the persistent efforts of immigrant advocates and coverage of the issue by the New York Times, USCIS reversed this policy. It now will allow applicants who were mistakenly rejected to resubmit their renewal applications, provided they have proof that they had mailed them in a timely manner.

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Overwhelmed with Student Loan Debt

Overwhelmed With Student Loan Debt? Start Managing Loans With These Steps

by Ramona MorelNovember 13, 2017

If you are one of the millions of consumers with student loan debt, it is important that you stay on top of your loans to prevent them from falling into default. You need to know about the different repayment options that might be available to you and, if you are not sure of what they are, you should contact your lender and/or servicer as soon as possible to find out.

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CBJC Veterans Day Breakfast

This Veterans Day, CBJC Celebrates Pro Bono Volunteers with the Veterans Assistance Project

by CBJC StaffNovember 10, 2017

CBJC held its second annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE on Friday, November 10, 2017 to celebrate the dedicated Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) volunteers who provide legal assistance to New York City’s disabled, low-income veterans.

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NYC Consumer Help Finder

New NYC Consumer Help Finder Optimizes Intake & Referral Process

by CBJC StaffNovember 3, 2017

With the goal of enhancing access to legal assistance to NYC consumers, the five partner organizations view the Consumer Help Finder as a powerful tool for getting applicants the assistance they need in an efficient manner. More importantly, it will enable the partner organizations to spend less time routing consumer cases to the right place and more time on the substantive legal work that benefits their clients.

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CBJC Honors Outstanding Volunteers at the Jeremy G. Epstein Awards

by CBJC StaffOctober 25, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center launched National Pro Bono Week on Monday, October 23rd with the annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. The awards were established in honor of the late Jeremy G. Epstein, the prominent litigator and pro bono champion who logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono.

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PELP Emergency Initiative

Planning and Estates Law Project Emergency Initiative

by CBJC Staff

The Planning and Estates Law Project of the City Bar Justice Center is a resource for New Yorkers in need. PELP provides low-income New Yorkers with free legal assistance by preparing documents, providing assistance with probating wills and administering estates, and offering guidance on related matters.

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