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Consumer Bankruptcy Project: Rachael Bazinski

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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November 11, 2019

Why Pro Bono Matters

We asked each of the 2019 City Bar Justice Center Pro Bono Award winners to provide a one sentence answer to the question “Why do pro bono?” Here, they reflect on the importance of pro bono advocacy and what doing pro bono means to them.

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November 11, 2019

Funding Legal Assistance Pays off for NY’s Vets

The City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project Director, Kent Eiler, recently wrote an Op-Ed in the Gotham Gazette entitled New York to DC:  Pay Your Bill for Your Veterans. In the Op-Ed, Kent argues New York and its leaders must demand that the federal government, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provide … Continue reading Funding Legal Assistance Pays off for NY’s Vets

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June 19, 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 19, 2019

Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

With over ten years of professional experience in architecture and design, Karen Domingo-Moran knows the value of art and creative expression. So, when her kids’ Queens elementary school – like so many other underfunded public schools – didn’t have the budget for art extracurriculars, Karen was determined to do something about it. Drawing on her … Continue reading Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

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