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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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Current Law Allows Transgender People to Serve in the Military

by Kent Eiler and Scott KohanowskiJuly 27, 2017

If adverse action is proposed or taken against a transgender service member in violation of the existing rules of the Department of Defense, such individual is strongly encouraged to consult an attorney familiar with military law.

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Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

by Dylan LeeJuly 14, 2017

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center assists low to moderate income litigants who cannot obtain counsel and need help litigating their federal civil cases in the Eastern District of New York. The Project provides free, brief legal services, including: assessing the values and strengths of various legal claims, … Continue reading Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reports Uptick in Civil Rights Cases

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Trump Administration Will Continue Immigration Relief for Young People under DACA

by CBJC StaffJune 16, 2017

Late Thursday night, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or “DACA,” will be continuing. This was a big question for the Trump administration, because throughout the presidential campaign, he promised to end DACA but more recently has expressed conflicting statements on the matter.

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