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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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Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

by Alexa TovarSeptember 9, 2019

Everyone wants to feel that their wishes are heard and respected in decisions made by others that affect them – especially when those decisions involve their health, finances, and last wishes. Although many seniors are able to continue making decisions throughout their lives, it is particularly important as people get older to have legal documents … Continue reading Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

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Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

by Dylan LeeAugust 28, 2019

On March 20, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project assisted its 1,000th client, a Black porter in his early 50s who had sued his employer for race discrimination. When the client originally filed his case, he was represented by an attorney, but he became pro se after he could no … Continue reading Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

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A Great Summer Helping New Yorkers in Need

by Parima KadikarAugust 19, 2019

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) hosted six interns this summer– four law students and two college students. The internship program included visits to civil, housing, and federal court, as well as brown bag lunches with the directors of each CBJC project. Research projects, administrative tasks, and client interaction demonstrated to the interns the holistic … Continue reading A Great Summer Helping New Yorkers in Need

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Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons Visits the City Bar Justice Center

by Caroline NahillAugust 5, 2019

On July 24, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project hosted Ambassador John Cotton Richmond, the Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons, for a small, informal meeting to discuss the release of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. Attendees at the meeting included staff members from the City Bar Justice Project and … Continue reading Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons Visits the City Bar Justice Center

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7 Days on the Border

by Rachel SearleJuly 23, 2019

It comes as no surprise to people that it is becoming increasingly difficult to seek asylum in the United States. Stephen Miller, this administration’s top immigration policy advisor to President Trump is quoted as saying that he “would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”  I spent a week … Continue reading 7 Days on the Border

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How to Avoid Immigration Scams

by Suzanne Tomatore

The Trump administration has placed an increasing priority on immigration enforcement. All immigrants have rights in the U.S. If you are a noncitizen, make an emergency plan, avoid scams and do not be misled by rumors. Seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to better understand the law and your rights. To find an … Continue reading How to Avoid Immigration Scams

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