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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 19, 2020

Legal Clinic for the Homeless Secures the Basics for Shelter Residents During the Pandemic

Every person deserves food on their plate and a stable roof over their head. Unfortunately, hunger and homelessness are a reality for far too many people.

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November 18, 2020

City Bar Justice Center Volunteers Join CLE in Honor of Veterans Day

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) held its fifth annual Veterans Day celebration remotely in recognition of the impactful work accomplished by our Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) with the invaluable support of our longstanding partners.

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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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August 19, 2020

#WiFi4Homeless: Online School, Off-Line in Shelter

Thank you to City Bar Justice Center summer intern Arielle Rosker for her investigation and for reporting on this story. *Disclaimer: Please note pseudonyms are used to protect the identity of recipients of CBJC program services and to preserve client confidentiality. In the typical New York City shelter, internet access is one of many necessities that … Continue reading #WiFi4Homeless: Online School, Off-Line in Shelter

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