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.

Insights Shared by NELP Volunteer Victor Metsch on Pro Bono Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

by The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law ProjectSeptember 9, 2021

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) provides free legal support to New Yorkers of limited economic means who seek to achieve financial stability through entrepreneurship. The following exchange with Victor includes unique insights from his time volunteering with NELP’s CV-19 Clinic and a message to lawyers about doing pro bono work.

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Pandemic Challenges Continue for NYC Small Businesses

by The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law ProjectSeptember 2, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic plagued the world, the U.S. shut down and businesses were forced to close their doors. No one anticipated just how devastating the pandemic would be for our city’s 240,000 small businesses, which were hit harder than many larger establishments.

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Five Tips for Senior and Disabled LGBTQ+ Homeowners

by Sofia ColosimoAugust 30, 2021

Generations of LGBTQ+ people have flocked to New York City from around the world in search of community and the freedom to live openly, joining our great city’s native born queer+ residents.

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City Bar Justice Center Summer Interns Reflect on their Most Rewarding Experiences

by CBJC StaffAugust 24, 2021

This summer, the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) welcomed twelve enthusiastic undergraduate and law school students to our dynamic internship program. The following includes first-hand accounts from our summer interns on lessons learned and takeaways from their time at CBJC.

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Meet Jean Soo Park, CBJC’s New Director of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

by Cheryl Lopez and Jean Soo ParkAugust 23, 2021

We are excited to announce that Jean Soo Park joined the City Bar Justice Center as Director of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (Fed Pro) in August 2021.

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Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Face Challenges Accessing Menstrual Products

by CBJC StaffAugust 10, 2021

For many among the approximately 45,000 individuals currently living in New York City shelters, menstrual products represent a basic and critical need. Lack of access to and affordability of menstrual products places a significant burden on the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness.

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