CBJC Projects

Designed for justice. Designed for pro bono.

Current CBJC projects

Community Economic Development Unit

About the Community Economic DevelopmentĀ Unit The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) decided to bridge three of its economic justice pro bono projects and grow their potential as an integrated unit to assist clients in moving out of economic insecurity, while also providing meaningful pro bono work for transactional attorneys. Accordingly, the CBJC developed the Community … Continue reading Community Economic Development Unit

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Cancer Advocacy Project

CAP provides cancer patients, survivors, and their families with legal information and pro bono legal assistance on issues relating to advance directives, wills, health law, and discrimination in the workplace.

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Consumer Bankruptcy Project

Consumer Bankruptcy Project

CBP provides legal assistance to low-income consumers with outstanding debts, assists debtors filing pro se bankruptcy petitions, and provides pro bono representation to debtors in contested matters.

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Elderlaw Project

The Elderlaw Project maintains the dignity and independence of elderly people by training pro bono attorneys to assist with end-of-life planning matters.

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Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project assists pro se litigants with legal matters in civil rights and employment discrimination cases, among others, through review of papers, drafting assistance, research, advice, and referrals.

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Foreclosure Project

The Foreclosure Project provides legal assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners facing foreclosure, with the goal of keeping people in their homes whenever possible.

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Immigrant Justice Project

IJP secures access to safety, stability, and self-sufficiency for immigrant survivors of violent crimes and immigrants applying for asylum and other forms of immigration relief.

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Legal Clinic for the Homeless

LCH provides advice, advocacy, and representation to families who are residents of homeless shelters on a variety of matters related to public benefits. The Project sponsors legal clinics at homeless shelters, with services provided by a partnering law firm or corporate legal department.

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LGBT Advocacy Project

The LGBT Advocacy Project offers free legal advice and representation to low-income LGBT New Yorkers in the areas of family and marital law, life planning, discrimination, housing and foreclosure, and transgender name and gender changes.

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Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project

NELP provides legal assistance to low-income micro-entrepreneurs with matters such as incorporation, contracts, and patents to ensure that their businesses start off on sound legal footing.

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Planning and Estates Law Project

PELP provides legal advice and assistance to low-income New Yorkers with matters pertaining to wills and estates, working closely with the Surrogateā€™s Courts.

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Veterans Assistance Project

VAP recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono assistance to veterans in connection with the filing of disability benefits claims before the New York City Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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