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Dorsey & Whitney Pro Bono Heroes

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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lgbt homeowner stability clinic
June 15, 2018

CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic at City Bar Justice Center When: Thursday, June 28th 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Where: New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 LGBT senior and disabled communities face a particular set of challenges to maintaining financial and legal stability. This can include: isolation based on … Continue reading CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

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Scams Targeting Seniors elderlaw cbjc
June 15, 2018

Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

It happens far too often; senior citizens find themselves struggling to recover after being scammed. In addition to the financial loss, many victims feel shame and embarrassment at having been fooled. This causes many to keep the incident shrouded in secrecy from their closest friends and family. In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, … Continue reading Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

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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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