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NELP Co-Hosts Inaugural Small Business Legal Academy at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater

by CBJC StaffNovember 4, 2013

On October 29, 2013, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo), the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) of the City Bar Justice Center, and eight other NYC legal service providers hosted the inaugural Small Business Legal Academy at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater.

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City Bar President Testifies on Justice Center’s Work at Civil Legal Services Hearings

by CBJC StaffOctober 24, 2013

Last month, City Bar President Carey R. Dunne testified at hearings on civil legal services convened by Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York. The transcripts have now been posted on the NYCourts.gov website.

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Right to Legal Counsel for Immigrant Detainees: A Progress Update

by CBJC StaffOctober 16, 2013

On September 30th, the New York Law Journal reported on the two public defender organizations that will form the New York Immigrant Defenders (NYID), a unique pilot project to provide universal legal representation to indigent detainees facing deportation.

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Justice Center Announces Fifth Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

by CBJC StaffOctober 10, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the fifth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the most outstanding volunteer attorney in each of the Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on October 22nd, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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NELP Hosts Small Business Branding Makeover for Women Entrepreneurs

by CBJC StaffSeptember 17, 2013

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), in conjunction with BNY Mellon Legal Department’s Pro Bono Committee, Mayer Brown LLP, the National Minority Business Council, and Vera Moore Cosmetics, hosted a “Small Business Branding Makeover for Women Entrepreneurs” on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at BNY Mellon’s downtown corporate office.

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City Bar Justice Center Thanks Our 2013 Summer Interns!

by CBJC StaffAugust 22, 2013

This summer we hosted seven great law school and college interns for our summer intern program.

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