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Dorsey & Whitney Pro Bono Heroes

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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CBJC Pro Bono Scholars
April 20, 2018

Pro Bono Scholars Change Lives of Low-Income New Yorkers

How great would it be if law students could take the bar exam before they graduated? Or enter the legal field a few months early? What if they could do both while providing pro bono services to those New Yorkers who need them most? Huzzah! They can do all of the above through the Pro Bono Scholars Program. … Continue reading Pro Bono Scholars Change Lives of Low-Income New Yorkers

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Thank you Gala 2018
April 13, 2018

Thank You 2018 CBJC Gala Supporters!

Thank you to our outstanding CBJC Gala supporters, who joined together on April 11, 2018 to celebrate pro bono and help sustain the work of the City Bar Justice Center. Underwriters Benefactors Sponsors AIG Arnold & Porter Barclays Berkeley Research Group, LLC Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP CBS Corporation Citigroup Inc. Dechert LLP Forest City … Continue reading Thank You 2018 CBJC Gala Supporters!

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PELP Clinic
April 25, 2017

Asylee Suffers Untimely Loss of Husband but Gets Help from PELP Volunteers

Amy, a refugee, lost her husband Kevin to an unexpected stroke in September 2016. It had been less than two years since Kevin moved to New York to reunite with her after she had been granted asylum in the United States.

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Healthy Food
September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Mara and her young daughter with sickle cell anemia were living in a homeless shelter without cooking facilities, a huge problem as Mara was unable to cook healthy meals for her daughter. Living in stable, clean housing was an absolute medical necessity for the child according to her doctor. When Mara began working with Legal … Continue reading Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

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