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Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

by CBJC StaffMay 3, 2019

On April 3, 2019, New York City’s legal and business communities gathered together to celebrate the work of the City Bar Justice Center and its partners to further justice for low-income New Yorkers. For over fifteen years, the Justice Center’s effective pro bono model has connected hundreds of thousands of poor New Yorkers with free … Continue reading Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

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Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

by Ariana Javidi

No one should be persecuted for who they are. But, growing up in the Caribbean LGBTQ+, Sam* had never known any other reality. Now, thanks to the hard work of attorneys at Venable LLP, Sam is finally free to be himself. Some Caribbean countries are infamous for the pervasive violence and human rights violations inflicted … Continue reading Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

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Law Students Reflect on Spring Semester at the Justice Center

by Ariana JavidiMay 2, 2019

Columbia Law School Pro Bono Scholar Angel Nwachukwu and Vermont Law Student Extern Bomy Hwang spent the semester with us, working on the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and Immigrant Justice Project. In this article, they share some of their key insights and takeaways from their time at CBJC.   Angel Nwachukwu I was interested in … Continue reading Law Students Reflect on Spring Semester at the Justice Center

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Kidspire: Building Connections for Young Minds

by NELP Staff May 1, 2019

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 Kidspire: Building Connections for Young Minds

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Renters' Rights and Extreme Weather

Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

by Christopher SchwartzFebruary 1, 2019

Facing the dangerously cold temperatures across the nation can be an added challenge for the residents of New York City’s severely aged rental housing.  As a tenant, you are entitled to a safe residence, hot water, and adequate levels of heat.  Being deprived of these minimum standards can quickly put you and your family’s health … Continue reading Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

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Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorDecember 18, 2018

Advanced cancer and medical debt A majority of New Yorkers will leave behind some amount of debt when they pass on. For those diagnosed with cancer, and especially those with advanced cancer, this may be of particular concern as they embark on medical treatment that could significantly impact their own, and their family’s, financial stability. … Continue reading Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

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