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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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July 29, 2021

Last Will and Testament: Answers to Five Frequently Asked Questions

The Last Will and Testament is a common estate-planning tool that allows you to document your choices and pass assets on to loved ones. This blog provides answers to five frequently asked questions about preparing a Will.

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May 28, 2021

Make Justice a Movement: The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Pro Bono at its 2021 Gala

The City Bar Justice Center held its 16th Annual Gala, “Make Justice a Movement,” on Tuesday, May 25, featuring vibrant dance and music performances filmed in iconic spaces of the historic NYC Bar Association building. The artistic performances were inspired by the #GreatLawyers4Good and #BarofHope movements led by our colleagues, pro bono partners, and the … Continue reading Make Justice a Movement: The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Pro Bono at its 2021 Gala

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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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