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.

Picture of 2023 Veterans Day Breakfast

The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

by Samantha DarrisNovember 13, 2023

The City Bar Justice Center hosted its 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE to support the work of the Veterans Assistance Project (VAP), celebrating its 16th year of service. This special event each year honors our dedicated staff, pro bono volunteers who provide exceptional legal services, and most importantly, our clients – New York veterans who served our country.

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The City Bar Justice Center Celebrates Recipients of its 2023 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

by Samantha DarrisNovember 3, 2023

In observance of the American Bar Association’s National Celebration of Pro Bono, the City Bar Justice Center held its 2023 Celebrate Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 25. Each year, the Justice Center recognizes pro bono volunteers across our dozen civil justice projects who demonstrated an exemplary commitment to our clients, embodying our team’s mission to advance access to justice. 

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Summer Interns Turn Passion into Progress at the Justice Center

by Samantha Darris and CBJC StaffSeptember 22, 2023

This summer, a new wave of energy boosted the City Bar Justice Center, as we welcomed nine talented undergraduate and law school students to our immersive internship program. Gaining hands-on experience with our civil justice projects and other organizational functions, our summer interns made impactful contributions, advancing our efforts to provide free, high-quality legal assistance to New Yorkers of limited means.

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How to Manage Repayment of Federal Student Loans this October

by Jennifer ArochaAugust 14, 2023

The City Bar Justice Center’s short animated video outlines several key strategies that will help borrowers effectively manage their student loan debt and work towards achieving financial stability and long-term success.

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How to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month (And All Year Round)

by Kayla FreemanJune 13, 2023

As we celebrate moments of jubilance and self-expression during LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we invite you to consider Pride’s significance in 2023 – and how you can contribute to making our community, workplace, and the world a more equitable and affirming place.  

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The City Bar Justice Center’s 2023 Gala Powers Pro Bono, Raising Over $1 Million to Support New Yorkers in Need

by Samantha DarrisApril 19, 2023

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the City Bar Justice Center held its 18th Annual Gala, “The Power of Pro Bono,” at the New York City Bar Association. We were proud to honor BNY Mellon and Mayer Brown LLP with 2023 City Bar Justice Awards for their commitment to promoting racial, social, and economic justice through a range of pro bono legal services and other philanthropic commitments.  

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