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Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorDecember 4, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project has seen an uptick in torrenting lawsuits filed against pro se defendants in federal court over the past year. “Torrenting” is the process of downloading files in many pieces from peers around the world. Applications such as BitTorrent allow users to download thousands of pieces … Continue reading Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

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Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorNovember 12, 2018

To read this post in English, click here: Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How To Spot Them Sucede con demasiada frecuencia; las personas mayores se encuentran luchando para recuperarse después de ser estafados. Además de la pérdida financiera, muchas víctimas sienten vergüenza por haber sido engañadas. Esto hace que muchos mantengan el incidente en secreto … Continue reading Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

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A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

by Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen FellowNovember 2, 2018

Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, recalls her experiences this October at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where immigrant women and children are being detained. Deep in southern Texas, just over an hour outside of San Antonio, there is a large detention center housing mothers … Continue reading A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

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Homeowner Stability Project Expands Its Scope, Partners with Goldman Sachs

by Kurt Denk, Pro Bono CounselOctober 29, 2018

One topic sure to engage New Yorkers is housing. We swap stories about the one that got away, what we’ll sacrifice for this or that convenience, and, of course, the exorbitant cost of living in this place we love to call home. The City Bar Justice Center (“CBJC”) also focuses on housing costs as we … Continue reading Homeowner Stability Project Expands Its Scope, Partners with Goldman Sachs

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Support the City Bar Justice Center Through the Combined Federal Campaign

by CBJC StaffOctober 24, 2018

Now, through January 11, 2019, federal employees and federal retirees can support the City Bar Justice Center through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Find CBJC by using CFC #50267 on the CFC charity look-up. The CFC is the only authorized charitable solicitation of federal employees. Since its implementation in 1961, the campaign has raised over … Continue reading Support the City Bar Justice Center Through the Combined Federal Campaign

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National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

by CBJC StaffOctober 22, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center’s skill in mobilizing the legal community to respond to unmet legal needs has been tapped over and over again when there is a disaster. This has been exemplified by the large scale pro bono staffed legal clinics that the Justice Center organized following September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquakes in … Continue reading National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

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