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CBJC Veterans Day Breakfast

Veterans Day Breakfast and CLE for Veterans Assistance Project Volunteers

by CBJC StaffOctober 28, 2016

This Veterans Day, CBJC is thanking Veterans Assistance Project volunteers with a free breakfast and CLE. VAP volunteers who can attend the event are encouraged to RSVP to Meg McCarthy.

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Why Foreclosure Defense Helps Decrease the Racial Wealth Gap

by Brianna NoonanOctober 27, 2016

While foreclosure is no longer as hot a topic as it was in the months following the 2008 Great Recession, it still affects tens of thousands of New Yorkers at rates higher than those before the 2008 crisis.[1] Although new foreclosures are decreasing, subprime-lending related foreclosures continue to have a devastating effect on the racial … Continue reading Why Foreclosure Defense Helps Decrease the Racial Wealth Gap

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Leaders in the Law: Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sonia Sotomayor

by Christina Overton

Lawyers, law students, and curious minds eager to hear from U.S. Supreme Court Justices filled the New York City Bar Association on Tuesday night. The hot ticket of the evening was The Barbara Paul Robinson Series: Profiles of Leaders in the Law, with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sonia Sotomayor.

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Group photo of the Epstein Award honorees

CBJC Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers at the Jeremy Epstein Awards

by CBJC StaffOctober 26, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center kicked off National Pro Bono Week on Monday, October 24th with the 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Pro bono is the driving force of CBJC’s mission to increase access to justice by utilizing the NYC legal community, and the annual awards celebrate the CBJC volunteers … Continue reading CBJC Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers at the Jeremy Epstein Awards

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Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 6: “Overview of Discharge Upgrades Part 1”

by CBJC StaffOctober 25, 2016

In the sixth episode of the Veterans’ Legal Series, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler explains the difference between administrative and punitive discharges and dispels some rumors about discharge upgrades.

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Presenting the 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Award Winners

by CBJC StaffSeptember 30, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center has announced the winners of the eighth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the outstanding volunteer attorneys in each of CBJC’s projects, the awards will be presented on October 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the New York City Bar Association.

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