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.

Community & Economic Development Team

CBJC Expands Community & Economic Development Efforts

by CBJC StaffDecember 12, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center is ramping up its community and economic development efforts in 2017. Thanks to a new two-year Bank Settlement grant from the New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA), CBJC has expanded its Foreclosure Project and Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) this Winter.

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Student Loan Debt Options

Potential Options for Student Loan Forgiveness & What You Can Do Now

by Ben MattisonDecember 2, 2016

New rules put forth by the Department of Education could make it easier for college students whose schools have been shut down or committed fraud to get their loans dismissed, according to a recent article published in Consumer Reports.

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CBJC Presents on Human Trafficking Panel

by CBJC StaffNovember 29, 2016

New York Assemblywoman Annette M. Robinson organized a panel on Monday, November 14 for community leaders in Brooklyn. Staff Attorney Laura Berger was one of the panelists, and she shared statistics about child sex trafficking and human trafficking in general in New York City and information about resources available to help survivors of trafficking at the City Bar Justice Center.

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CBJC Pro Bono Forecast

Pro Bono Forecast – Winter 2016-17 – by Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director

by CBJC StaffNovember 21, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center has reviewed how the pro bono issues are likely to change for low-income and disadvantaged clients in the coming year. We are also hearing from many new volunteers who want to get involved. Here is the City Bar Justice Center Pro Bono Forecast for Winter 2016-17.

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Economic Empowerment Resource Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors

by CBJC StaffOctober 31, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center works with hundreds of domestic violence survivors each year, helping them to rebuild their lives with the assistance of pro bono attorneys. To further support survivors, we have recently updated the “Economic Empowerment Resource Guide.”

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Veterans’ Legal Series Ep. 7: “Overview of Discharge Upgrades Part 2”

by CBJC StaffOctober 28, 2016

In Episode 7 of the Veterans’ Legal Series, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler explains the difference between a Discharge Upgrade from the Department of Defense and an Independent Characterization of Service from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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