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.


The Informant: Matters Relating to the Death Certificate – by Pamela Ehrenkranz

by CBJC StaffApril 22, 2016

Life is fleeting, but the information on a death certificate crystallizes certain information for time immemorial. Truthful reporting of the information contained in the death certificate is, therefore, critical if the record is to be true and correct.

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Improving Nutrition for the Homeless

by CBJC StaffApril 21, 2016

Alidia D. came to the legal clinic crying, “My little son is wasting away. He won’t eat the shelter food. When we entered this shelter his weight was at the 50th percentile, and now it has dropped to the 5th percentile. He is anemic.”

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Thank You 2016 Gala Supporters

by CBJC StaffApril 20, 2016

Thank you to our outstanding Gala supporters, who joined together on April 13, 2016 to celebrate pro bono and help sustain the work of the City Bar Justice Center.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono

by CBJC StaffApril 11, 2016

On April 13th, the City Bar Justice Center’s 11th Annual Gala will honor the international law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and global media corporation CBS with the 2016 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service.

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City Bar Justice Center Observes Guantánamo Trials

by CBJC StaffApril 4, 2016

Executive Director Lynn Kelly and former City Bar Executive Director Barbara Berger Opotowsky share the details of their recent trips to Guantánamo Bay in a New York Law Journal essay.

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Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 4: “Five Ways to Establish Service Connection”

by CBJC StaffApril 1, 2016

Many veterans suffer from an injury or disease that is linked to an event that occurred during their time in service, thus making these veterans eligible for service-connected disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Figuring out how to establish that link— or nexus, from ailment to service can be a mystifying task for veterans and individuals unfamiliar with veterans law.

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