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Legal Clinic for the Homeless: Adam Lapayover

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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April 30, 2021

Personas Mayores Tengan Cuidado: ¡estafadores del COVID-19 lo tienen en la mira!

Mientras la ciudad de Nueva York se tambaleaba por el impacto mortal de la crisis del COVID-19, los estafadores veían la crisis como otra oportunidad para dirigirse a las personas de la tercera edad, encontrando nuevas maneras – o adaptando antiguas formas – de engañarlos para quitarles su dinero o para que revelaran información personal valiosa. 

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April 22, 2021

FEMA Funeral Expense Reimbursement If You Lost a Loved One to COVID

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program to reimburse funeral costs to those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19. As the country grieves the over 560,000 people who have passed since the start of the pandemic, the program aims to relieve the financial strain of funeral expenses in an already emotionally and economically challenging time.

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February 23, 2021

Coqui the Chef: How a Puerto-Rican Entrepreneur Learned to Adapt and Thrive During the Pandemic

Written by Deborah Pantaleon, Project Coordinator of the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project. Small business owners face an array of endless challenges ranging from money management to customer retention – issues that have heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tania Lopez, a NYC-based microentrepreneur, is no stranger to the difficulties of operating a small business. In 2013, … Continue reading Coqui the Chef: How a Puerto-Rican Entrepreneur Learned to Adapt and Thrive During the Pandemic

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August 19, 2020

#WiFi4Homeless: A Virtual Existence with Virtually No Internet

Sam H. speaks to me from his shelter today, where there has been a complete Wi-Fi outage all day. Sam firmly believes there should be “client accessible Wi-Fi (not weak and intermittent) in every shelter, laptop bans should be prohibited by DHS (Department of Homeless Services), and all shelters should have computer labs”. Specifically, Sam would like to be able to access important email communications or his LinkedIn account to network.

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