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.

Catfishing photo by Diane Valle

Think Twice Before Revenge-Posting on Social Media!

by Cat Itaya and David PreciadoMay 25, 2017

Have you ever been tempted to create a fake social media page? Have you ever, after a personal relationship sours, considered impersonating your former friend online and posting damaging photos and text? If so, think again.

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Strathmore Law Students

CBJC and Strathmore Law School Students Meet on Access to Justice

by Stephanie GuzmanMay 16, 2017

As part of the City Bar’s ongoing efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of attorneys, on May 9, 2017, the City Bar Justice Center met with students from Strathmore Law School in Kenya as part of a visit organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.  Dr. Luis G. Franceschi, Dean … Continue reading CBJC and Strathmore Law School Students Meet on Access to Justice

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Justice Center and Willkie Farr & Gallagher Partner on Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families Legal Clinic

by CBJC StaffMay 4, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP held a legal clinic on April 27, 2017 to advise immigrant families on what legal measures they may take to protect their citizen children.

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Happy National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer Week, Thank You to Lawyers Who Make a Difference

by Carol BocknerApril 26, 2017

National Volunteer Week (April 23rd- 29th) is another welcome opportunity for CBJC to express our gratitude to the many lawyers who give their time, their expertise and their commitment to New Yorkers who cannot afford legal counsel.

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Home Stability Support program

Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

by CBJC StaffApril 3, 2017

Marta M., a disabled woman and her sixteen year old daughter, Sandra, moved out of their shelter last year with a limited public assistance rent supplement only provided to those with children under eighteen. “When Sandra turns nineteen, the family is likely to end up homeless, again, just like many of my clients who have … Continue reading Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

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NELP Clinic held for Women's History Month

Free Small Business Legal Clinic Held in Honor of Women’s History Month

by Faith AlexanderMarch 29, 2017

NELP organized a free small business legal clinic in honor of Women’s History Month in order for women entrepreneurs to receive brief, personalized legal advice. Held on March 22, 2017, the clinic was conducted in partnership with Blank Rome LLP.

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