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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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December 06, 2019

Welcome Change in Small Estates Law Simplifies Process for Families

Effective November 25, 2019, estates with certain assets of $50,000 or less may now take advantage of the user-friendly “small estate administration” option of administering an estate.  This option is available in connection with all proceedings commenced on or after November 25, 2019, even if the death occurred prior to that date. A small estate … Continue reading Welcome Change in Small Estates Law Simplifies Process for Families

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December 03, 2019

Looking Ahead: Financial Planning After Filing Bankruptcy

Over my decade of experience as a public interest bankruptcy attorney, I have helped hundreds of debtors file for bankruptcy and obtain a new economic beginning. While I am not a financial planner, many of my clients ask what steps to take after obtaining a bankruptcy discharge. The purpose of filing bankruptcy is to provide … Continue reading Looking Ahead: Financial Planning After Filing Bankruptcy

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June 19, 2019

“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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June 19, 2019

Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

With over ten years of professional experience in architecture and design, Karen Domingo-Moran knows the value of art and creative expression. So, when her kids’ Queens elementary school – like so many other underfunded public schools – didn’t have the budget for art extracurriculars, Karen was determined to do something about it. Drawing on her … Continue reading Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

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