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The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.

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EAT SOCCER: Soccer Education & Inspiration for All

by Juan JimenezNovember 13, 2019

As many of NELP’s success stories come to show, the spirit of micro-entrepreneurship is largely driven by the ability to build relationships between both like-minded and diverse people. For Qiana Martin, founder and owner of EAT SOCCER, fostering a community of passionate individuals has always been the name of the game. Her soccer lifestyle company … Continue reading EAT SOCCER: Soccer Education & Inspiration for All

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Why Pro Bono Matters

by Ariana JavidiNovember 11, 2019

We asked each of the 2019 City Bar Justice Center Pro Bono Award winners to provide a one sentence answer to the question “Why do pro bono?” Here, they reflect on the importance of pro bono advocacy and what doing pro bono means to them.

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Funding Legal Assistance Pays off for NY’s Vets

by Logan Campbell

The City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project Director, Kent Eiler, recently wrote an Op-Ed in the Gotham Gazette entitled New York to DC:  Pay Your Bill for Your Veterans. In the Op-Ed, Kent argues New York and its leaders must demand that the federal government, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provide … Continue reading Funding Legal Assistance Pays off for NY’s Vets

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Brooklyn Deed Fraud Crisis Sparks Public Attention, State Action

by Sofia ColosimoNovember 5, 2019

A recent article published in the New York Times highlighted the story of Broadies Byas, a Brooklyn homeowner fighting to reclaim her family home from a deed fraud scheme. The property, which had been in her family since 1957, is now worth nearly $1.2 million. After increasing pressure from a man who approached her claiming … Continue reading Brooklyn Deed Fraud Crisis Sparks Public Attention, State Action

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City Bar Justice Center 2019 Pro Bono Awards

by Ariana JavidiOctober 30, 2019

Pictured above: The 2019 City Bar Justice Center Pro Bono Award winners, with City Bar Justice Center Executive Director Lynn Kelly, Keynote Speaker Hon. John Gleeson, NYC Bar Association President Roger Juan Maldonado, and City Bar Fund Board Chair David Levine. On Monday, October 21st the City Bar Justice Center hosted its 11th annual Jeremy G. … Continue reading City Bar Justice Center 2019 Pro Bono Awards

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Volunteer Honored for Pro Bono Advocacy by NY Attorney Emeritus Program

by Ariana JavidiOctober 28, 2019

Ariana Javidi is the Communications and Executive Coordinator for the City Bar Justice Center. On October 23, the New York State Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) honored Oscar Straus for his outstanding pro bono advocacy for the City Bar Justice Center’s Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects (CAP/ELP). Since he started volunteering with CAP/ELP in 2014, Mr. … Continue reading Volunteer Honored for Pro Bono Advocacy by NY Attorney Emeritus Program

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