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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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August 19, 2019

A Great Summer Helping New Yorkers in Need

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) hosted six interns this summer– four law students and two college students. The internship program included visits to civil, housing, and federal court, as well as brown bag lunches with the directors of each CBJC project. Research projects, administrative tasks, and client interaction demonstrated to the interns the holistic … Continue reading A Great Summer Helping New Yorkers in Need

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August 05, 2019

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons Visits the City Bar Justice Center

On July 24, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project hosted Ambassador John Cotton Richmond, the Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons, for a small, informal meeting to discuss the release of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. Attendees at the meeting included staff members from the City Bar Justice Project and … Continue reading Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons Visits the City Bar Justice Center

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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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