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Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

by Rachel SearleAugust 9, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center never reveals personal information about our clients without their permission. Thank you to Dante and his family for allowing us to tell their story in “Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family.” On July 27, 2018, Dante, a victim of labor trafficking, joyfully welcomed his family, whom he had not seen in … Continue reading Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

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What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

by Margaret SuhJuly 27, 2018

Choosing a business name (a good one!) is an important step in building your new venture. Ideally, the name is unique, memorable, and conveys the general nature of your business. If you are registering your business entity with the state, you must also consider the legal requirements in choosing a name. The resource sheet below outlines … Continue reading What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

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Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

by Marisa Guerrero July 11, 2018

As we age, we find ourselves asking important questions such as: Should I have a plan in place to prepare for a health emergency? What happens if I become incapacitated? What happens after I die? The questions that accompany aging may seem daunting. That’s why the City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) has … Continue reading Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

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CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

by Caitlin Miner-Le GrandJune 22, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project organized a pro bono clinic at Paul Weiss to help Nepal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders prepare applications to extend their TPS status. CBJC partnered with New York City’s largest Nepali community group, Adhikaar, to provide legal assistance to 54 individuals. Pro bono attorneys from Paul … Continue reading CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

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CBJC Partners with Access to Justice Program on New Civil Court Pro Bono Brief Services Project

by Kurt DenkJune 21, 2018

Through its Access to Justice Program, the New York State Courts Office for Justice Initiatives seeks to ensure access to justice for New Yorkers of all backgrounds, incomes, and special needs. The City Bar Justice Center was pleased to welcome Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Edwina G. Mendelson, Office for Justice Initiatives, to the City Bar … Continue reading CBJC Partners with Access to Justice Program on New Civil Court Pro Bono Brief Services Project

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Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

by Cheryl LopezJune 19, 2018

Scaling up small businesses Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Center for an Urban Future’s “Scaling Up Small Businesses” panel; part of a series that was held across New York City’s five boroughs. The series featured a panel of small business professionals who discussed the potential for small business growth and … Continue reading Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

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