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Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects: Alison G. Greenberg

On October 25, 2022, 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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November 14, 2022

The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

On November 11, 2022, the City Bar Justice Center hosted its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE to support the work of the Veterans Assistance Project (VAP), which also happens to be celebrating its 15th year of operations. In addition, the program honors the VAP community – our dedicated staff, volunteers who contribute … Continue reading The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

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October 28, 2022

The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Pictured above are the 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award winners, with Keynote Speaker Justice Tanya R. Kennedy, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York City Bar Association President Susan Kohlmann, City Bar Fund Chair Carol Villegas, City Bar Justice Center Executive Director Kurt Denk, and City Bar … Continue reading The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

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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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