City Bar Justice Center projects operate across a diverse range of legal issues. Each project is run by an experienced legal expert, coordinated by a dedicated staff member, and delivered through pro bono volunteer lawyers and community outreach. In addition, CBJC operates the largest free civil Legal Hotline in NYC, providing assistance to over a 1,000 people per month.

Pro Bono Scholars and Fellowships

The City Bar Justice Center is now accepting applications for fellowship placements and the Pro Bono Scholars program beginning Spring 2019. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter and other supplemental application materials to Erika Lawrenson, Administrative Manager, at

Project Coordinator for the Immigrant Justice Project (Bilingual)

REPORT TO: Co-Director of the Immigrant Justice Project

CBJC increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Drawing upon our relationship with the New York City Bar, the Justice Center provides legal assistance to those in need; mobilizes lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments, and other legal institutions to provide pro bono legal services; educates the public on legal issues; fosters strategic relationships; and impacts public policy.  The Justice Center recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys who provide advice and representation to 20,000 low income New Yorkers annually through a number of projects.

The Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) of the City Bar Justice Center is one of the leading providers of immigration services to survivors of violent crimes in New York City.  IJP helps survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and child abuse seek freedom from their abusers and attain legal status in the United States with the assistance of volunteer attorneys.

Some areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing general administrative work such as answering phones, setting up client appointments and following up with existing clients;
  • Providing case assessment support, including client interviewing and eligibility screening;
  • Scheduling and organizing training programs and community outreach events;
  • Acting as liaison with volunteer attorneys;
  • Maintaining client database and tracking the progress and outcome of assigned cases in client database;
  • Running monthly statistical reports;
  • Conducting research;
  • Take on additional responsibilities as needed.


We are seeking a detail-oriented, focused person with emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is essential;
  • Minimum 6 months of work and/or internship experience;
  • Strong computer and organizational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest work or social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work experience;
  • An ability to interact effectively with low-income clients who were victims of crimes.

A generous benefits package is offered.

Qualified candidates should apply including resume and cover letter along with salary expectations to and include Coordinator-IJP in the subject line. Recent college grads are welcome to apply.

The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of the Organization to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the Organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.


Summer 2018 Internship Program


The application period for the Summer 2018 Internship Program is now closed. Please check back in January 2019 for information regarding the Summer 2019 Internship Program.