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CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

by CBJC StaffJune 15, 2018

LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic at City Bar Justice Center When: Thursday, June 28th 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Where: New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 LGBT senior and disabled communities face a particular set of challenges to maintaining financial and legal stability. This can include: isolation based on … Continue reading CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

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Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

by Trevor Conlow

It happens far too often; senior citizens find themselves struggling to recover after being scammed. In addition to the financial loss, many victims feel shame and embarrassment at having been fooled. This causes many to keep the incident shrouded in secrecy from their closest friends and family. In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, … Continue reading Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

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Pro Bono Scholars: Experiencing the Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Cheryl LopezMay 21, 2018

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) There are many factors that make the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP)’s work possible. We take pride in our enduring partnerships with NYC’s community-based organizations in our efforts to help small business owners. We are equally grateful for the ongoing pro bono support we receive from attorneys at the … Continue reading Pro Bono Scholars: Experiencing the Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

by Michael FilMay 2, 2018

On an unseasonably warm day in December 2013, former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman held a press conference at NYU to announce a new initiative making it easier for thousands of in-house corporate counsel to provide pro bono services. Speaking to the assembled group, he said “Isn’t it a tribute to the corporate spirit when … Continue reading Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

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The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

by CBJC StaffApril 26, 2018

Latest DACA Decision On Tuesday, a third federal judge ruled against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a 59 page order, D.C. District Judge John D. Bates found the program’s “virtually unexplained” repeal unlawful. The government was ordered to begin accepting new applications for DACA. Now, the … Continue reading The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

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Pro Bono Scholars Change Lives of Low-Income New Yorkers

by Michael FilApril 20, 2018

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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