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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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Blog - Price Gouging
June 25, 2020

Price Gouging: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) has expanded protections related to the illegal practice of price gouging. An emergency Rule enacted on March 15, 2020 makes price gouging illegal for any personal or household goods or services that are necessary to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19 (the “NYC Rule”).

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June 24, 2020

Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home: A Client Story – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home”, the City Bar Justice Center published a white paper from meetings with shelter residents in 2019 showing homeless family shelters didn’t have reliable Wi-Fi and access to technology. We surveyed 84 families and shared their struggles to find work, do homework, and locate permanent housing. The white paper also looked at other cities that were able to provide Wi-Fi to their homeless population.

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June 24, 2020

Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home: A Client Story – Part 2

Thank you to City Bar Justice Center summer intern Arielle Rosker for her investigation and reporting on this story. In Part 1 of “Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home”, the City Bar Justice Center published a white paper from meetings with shelter residents in 2019 showing homeless family shelters didn’t have reliable Wi-Fi and access to technology. We surveyed 84 families and … Continue reading Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home: A Client Story – Part 2

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May 19, 2020

The Legal Clinic for the Homeless is on a Mission to Support New York City’s Most Vulnerable During COVID-19

New Yorkers served by the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) are among the most vulnerable community members who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. When the pandemic hit New York, most City Human Resources Administration (HRA) offices closed, cutting significant communications between the agency and public assistance recipients. Since then, LCH … Continue reading The Legal Clinic for the Homeless is on a Mission to Support New York City’s Most Vulnerable During COVID-19

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