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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.

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy - video

Watch Our Videos: Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

by CBJC StaffSeptember 26, 2016

Have you ever considered filing for bankruptcy to discharge your student loan debt, or wondered if that is even possible? CBJC’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project has produced two videos covering this topic, thanks to the generous support of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.

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Panel on Working with Law Enforcement

Working with Law Enforcement from a Victim-Centered Perspective – by Lorena Ramirez

by CBJC StaffSeptember 22, 2016

On September 21st, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project hosted a panel discussion on the experiences of professionals working with victims and law enforcement on human trafficking cases at the New York City Bar Association.

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Register for IDNYC Today!

by CBJC StaffSeptember 21, 2016

IDNYC is New York City’s FREE government-issued ID card for all NYC residents 14 years of age and older. Immigration status does not matter.

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Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 5: “TDIU”

by CBJC StaffSeptember 15, 2016

If you are a veteran who cannot work due to injuries or ailments you received during your service in the military, you may be able to claim benefits under Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU).

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The Importance of Updating Beneficiary Designations

by CBJC StaffAugust 30, 2016

Have you ever worked for the City of New York? The MTA? The New York City Transit Authority, New York City Housing Authority, or New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation? As an employee, you may have been eligible to pension benefits through the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS).

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CBJC Presents on Immigration at Legal Hand

by CBJC StaffAugust 22, 2016

On July 6, City Bar Justice Center staff attorney Laura Berger presented about immigration issues to volunteers at Legal Hand in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Legal Hand is a Center for Court Innovation project that sets up trained community volunteers to provide free legal information and referrals to community members. In the presentation, Laura covered screening … Continue reading CBJC Presents on Immigration at Legal Hand

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