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Legal Clinic for the Homeless: Adam Lapayover

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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February 18, 2021

Trailblazer Ramona Morel Receives the Renaissance Award from the New York Institute of Credit

On February 3, 2021, Ramona Morel, the City Bar Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project Director, was presented with the Renaissance Award at the New York Institute of Credit’s (NYIC) 14th Annual Women in Achievements Awards virtual ceremony for her dedication to excellence in the pro bono sector, and legal and business profession at large.

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February 15, 2021

5 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

Vivienne Duncan, Esq. is the Director of the Cancer Advocacy & Elderlaw Projects. When New York City went into lockdown in March 2020 and non-essential businesses closed, millions of people began working remotely, and some staff were furloughed or laid off.  The pandemic also underscored longstanding employment challenges faced by many cancer patients and survivors.  … Continue reading 5 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

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February 23, 2021

Coqui the Chef: How a Puerto-Rican Entrepreneur Learned to Adapt and Thrive During the Pandemic

Written by Deborah Pantaleon, Project Coordinator of the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project. Small business owners face an array of endless challenges ranging from money management to customer retention – issues that have heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tania Lopez, a NYC-based microentrepreneur, is no stranger to the difficulties of operating a small business. In 2013, … Continue reading Coqui the Chef: How a Puerto-Rican Entrepreneur Learned to Adapt and Thrive During the Pandemic

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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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