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Lifetime Achievement: Henri Gueron

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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September 09, 2019

Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

Everyone wants to feel that their wishes are heard and respected in decisions made by others that affect them – especially when those decisions involve their health, finances, and last wishes. Although many seniors are able to continue making decisions throughout their lives, it is particularly important as people get older to have legal documents … Continue reading Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

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August 28, 2019

Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

On March 20, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project assisted its 1,000th client, a Black porter in his early 50s who had sued his employer for race discrimination. When the client originally filed his case, he was represented by an attorney, but he became pro se after he could no … Continue reading Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

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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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