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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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July 11, 2018

Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

As we age, we find ourselves asking important questions such as: Should I have a plan in place to prepare for a health emergency? What happens if I become incapacitated? What happens after I die? The questions that accompany aging may seem daunting. That’s why the City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) has … Continue reading Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

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June 22, 2018

CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

On Saturday, June 16, City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project organized a pro bono clinic at Paul Weiss to help Nepal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders prepare applications to extend their TPS status. CBJC partnered with New York City’s largest Nepali community group, Adhikaar, to provide legal assistance to 54 individuals. Pro bono attorneys from Paul … Continue reading CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

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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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