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Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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June 14, 2019

“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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June 07, 2019

50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal LGBT civil rights moment – the Stonewall Riots in the West Village, during which the LGBT community stood up to systemic persecution by law enforcement and to the indifference and animosity of politicians and the courts. People from around the world celebrate with New York City during … Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

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PELP Clinic
April 25, 2017

Asylee Suffers Untimely Loss of Husband but Gets Help from PELP Volunteers

Amy, a refugee, lost her husband Kevin to an unexpected stroke in September 2016. It had been less than two years since Kevin moved to New York to reunite with her after she had been granted asylum in the United States.

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Healthy Food
September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Mara and her young daughter with sickle cell anemia were living in a homeless shelter without cooking facilities, a huge problem as Mara was unable to cook healthy meals for her daughter. Living in stable, clean housing was an absolute medical necessity for the child according to her doctor. When Mara began working with Legal … Continue reading Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

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