Justice Center News

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.

Cannabis Equity in NYC: NELP Concludes Successful New Initiative for Future Small Businesses

by The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law ProjectJanuary 26, 2023

Our Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project successfully launched an initiative to advise micro-entrepreneurs on New York’s new cannabis licensing regulations and incentives to participate in this new industry on the part of individuals disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition laws. The six-part Small Business Cannabis Presentation Series was held in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business … Continue reading Cannabis Equity in NYC: NELP Concludes Successful New Initiative for Future Small Businesses

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The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

by Samantha DarrisNovember 14, 2022

On November 11, 2022, the City Bar Justice Center hosted its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE to support the work of the Veterans Assistance Project (VAP), which also happens to be celebrating its 15th year of operations. In addition, the program honors the VAP community – our dedicated staff, volunteers who contribute … Continue reading The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 7th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

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The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

by Samantha DarrisOctober 28, 2022

Pictured above are the 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award winners, with Keynote Speaker Justice Tanya R. Kennedy, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York City Bar Association President Susan Kohlmann, City Bar Fund Chair Carol Villegas, City Bar Justice Center Executive Director Kurt Denk, and City Bar … Continue reading The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

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Summer Interns Reflect on Lessons Learned and Memorable Experiences

by Michaela Fleischer and CBJC StaffOctober 7, 2022

This summer, the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) introduced ten talented undergraduate and law school students to our hands-on internship program. Many interns remarked on the ways their hands-on involvement effected change and made a difference for clients, furthering their commitment to social justice.

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Right to a Lawyer in New York City Housing Court

by Christin Damiano, Esq.September 15, 2022

Established in 2017, under the right-to-counsel law, New York City tenants with low or limited income who are being sued by their landlords in Housing Court have the right to a lawyer at no cost.

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New York Expands Access to Child Care for Families with Limited Income

by CBJC StaffAugust 31, 2022

In April 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the State’s plan to materially increase child care funding for families with limited income. The State will invest as much as $7 billion in the next four years to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of child care.

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