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Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects: Fredric M. Brooks

On October 25, 2023, the City Bar Justice Center commemorated the tremendous support of eleven volunteers, who were awarded with a 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, for their remarkable commitment to our clients and for championing our team’s mission to advance access to justice. Congratulations!
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April 22, 2024

NELP and Partners Empower Small Businesses on Annual Financial Institution Pro Bono Day

The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) was proud to participate in the 5th Annual Financial Institution Pro Bono Day, providing legal assistance to NYC’s small business community alongside 33 dedicated attorneys from Ares Management, Barclays, Bloomberg LP, and Latham & Watkins LLP. 

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April 19, 2024

Statement of the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center Opposing IOLA Diversion and the Undermining of Complementary Public Service Programs

The City Bar Justice Center strongly opposes the inclusion in the FY2024-25 New York State budget of an eleventh-hour proposal from Governor Kathy Hochul to sweep $55 million of non-taxpayer dollars from the Interest on Lawyers Account Fund (IOLA). This sweep – soundly opposed by IOLA, state and local representatives of the legal profession, and … Continue reading Statement of the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center Opposing IOLA Diversion and the Undermining of Complementary Public Service Programs

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January 20, 2024

Youma’s Beauty

Husband and wife team, Moussa and Youma Niangadou, are the founders of Youma’s Beauty, an online beauty store devoted to empowering women with curly hair textures through quality hair products.  

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January 18, 2024

A Cancer Diagnosis: Difficult Decisions and Compassionate Lawyering

The City Bar Justice Center’s Cancer Advocacy Project (CAP) is a key resource for cancer patients and survivors, as well as their caregivers, providing free legal assistance to cancer-affected residents of New York City with limited financial resources.

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