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City Bar Justice Center Presents 2014 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
September 17, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the most outstanding volunteer attorney in each of the Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on October 20th, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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City Bar Justice Center Launches LGBT Advocacy Project
May 28, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center has launched the LGBT Advocacy Project to provide direct civil legal services to low-income LGBT New Yorkers. Seed money for the initiative has been provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono
March 26, 2014

On April 9, the City Bar Justice Center’s 9th Annual Gala will honor the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the global financial services company UBS with the 2014 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono service.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces New Chair and Board
July 1, 2013

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund, which oversees the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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New Estate Advisory Panel Provides Needed Resource for Low-Income Callers to Legal Hotline
April 2, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has established an Estate Pro Bono Advisory Panel for low-income callers to its Legal Hotline, and will soon establish a regularly scheduled clinic to advise low-income people on personal planning, end of life, and estate matters.

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Human Trafficking in the U.S.: Concrete Solutions for Better Data Collection
March 6, 2013

Better data collection on human trafficking, particularly on labor trafficking, would help service providers allocate limited resources and help prevent trafficking in the future, according to a white paper by the Immigrant Women & Children project (IWC) of the City Bar Justice Center.

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Victor M. Tello Joins City Bar Justice Center as Coordinating Attorney for Sandy Disaster Relief
January 10, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its Coordinating Attorney for Disaster Relief. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief.

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City Bar Justice Center Releases Economic Empowerment Resource Guide
January 10, 2012

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children (IWC) Project has produced anEconomic Empowerment Resource Guide, providing resource information for immigrant victims of violent crimes and low-income New York City residents in general. Topics covered in the guide include public benefits, job training and placement, employment agencies, personal finance, financial aid for higher education, and small business resources.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 18, 2011

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on Monday, October 24th, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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Laura Matthews-Jolly Joins City Bar Justice Center to Help Sex and Labor Trafficking Survivors
October 12, 2011

Laura Mathews-Jolly has joined the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project on a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, supported by the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, to provide legal services to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are survivors of labor and sex trafficking.

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How to Avoid the Fate of a Common Grave
May 15, 2016

Few people would want their body to lie unclaimed in a morgue after death, or to be buried anonymously in a potter’s field. For generations, the fear of such a fate has mainly haunted poor communities.

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New York Times: As Barriers to Lawyers Persist, Immigrant Advocates Ponder Solutions
May 4, 2011

More than two years ago, a federal judge in New York began a crusade to find lawyers for the many immigrants who are detained…

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