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.

NELP’s Virtual Legal Clinics Help 40 Small Business Owners

by The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law ProjectJune 11, 2024

In honor of National Small Business Month 2024, the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) held four Virtual Legal Clinics in May.   The remote events provided free quality legal assistance to 40 small business owners and engaged 46 pro bono attorneys from Arnold & Porter LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom … Continue reading NELP’s Virtual Legal Clinics Help 40 Small Business Owners

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NELP and Partners Empower Small Businesses on Annual Financial Institution Pro Bono Day

by The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law ProjectApril 22, 2024

The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) was proud to participate in the 5th Annual Financial Institution Pro Bono Day, providing legal assistance to NYC’s small business community alongside 33 dedicated attorneys from Ares Management, Barclays, Bloomberg LP, and Latham & Watkins LLP. 

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Statement of the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center Opposing IOLA Diversion and the Undermining of Complementary Public Service Programs

by Kurt Denk, Esq.April 19, 2024

The City Bar Justice Center strongly opposes the inclusion in the FY2024-25 New York State budget of an eleventh-hour proposal from Governor Kathy Hochul to sweep $55 million of non-taxpayer dollars from the Interest on Lawyers Account Fund (IOLA). This sweep – soundly opposed by IOLA, state and local representatives of the legal profession, and … Continue reading Statement of the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center Opposing IOLA Diversion and the Undermining of Complementary Public Service Programs

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Corporate Transparency Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know

by Akira Arroyo, Esq.April 18, 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which went into effect on January 1, 2024, was enacted as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, intended to combat illegal finance and money laundering. It requires the reporting of beneficial ownership information with the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by certain entities formed or registered in the United States. 

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The City Bar Justice Center’s 2024 Gala Celebrates Pro Bono Around the World, Raising Nearly $1.2 Million to Support New Yorkers in Need

by Samantha DarrisApril 9, 2024

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, the City Bar Justice Center held its 19th Annual Gala, Pro Bono for Our World, at the New York City Bar Association. We were proud to honor Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and UBS with 2024 City Bar Justice Awards for their exemplary dedication to expanding the Justice Center’s asylum advocacy and other contributions to pro bono legal services and community impact philanthropy.  

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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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