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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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Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines

by CBJC StaffDecember 23, 2013

The Philippines recently requested that Washington designate the country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The request was made in the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed more than 6,000 people, displaced more than four million, and affected an estimated 12 million since it struck the Philippines on November 8th, 2013.

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Cancer Advocacy Project Fosters Community Partnerships to Serve Minority Groups

by CBJC StaffDecember 17, 2013

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, priorities shift and patients find themselves in unfamiliar territory on many levels. A workplace that has been a second home for many years can suddenly feel less secure when asking for time off for surgery and ongoing treatment.

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The Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Project Publishes a New Consumer Pamphlet for Pro Se Debtors

by CBJC StaffDecember 13, 2013

The Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Project provides direct advice or assistance on personal bankruptcy to hundreds of low-income debtors each year. However, hundreds of other debtors are unable to obtain this help and must file a pro se bankruptcy without any professional assistance or guidance.

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New Rule Expands Pro Bono Possibilities for In-House Counsel

by CBJC StaffDecember 4, 2013

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced on Monday a new rule that will allow thousands of additional corporate in-house attorneys to provide pro bono services in the State of New York.

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Special Report: Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases

by CBJC StaffDecember 3, 2013

Today the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) released a Special Report, Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases, that reflects over a decade of direct representation of low-income immigrant survivors of human trafficking in the New York City metropolitan area and informs the Justice Center’s advocacy and policy recommendations.

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The City Bar Justice Center’s Response to Superstorm Sandy

by CBJC StaffNovember 20, 2013

The Justice Center’s work is to mobilize the legal community to respond to unmet legal needs. As exemplified by the pro bono programs it developed following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, the Justice Center has a history of training and mobilizing pro bono volunteer attorneys to meet those needs when disasters strike.

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