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.

How to File a Case After the Death of a Loved One in Surrogate’s Court on Your Own (ProSe)

by Lillian Claudio-Blum, Esq.January 4, 2021

This year has been a challenging one for many New Yorkers. The pandemic has suddenly taken many lives, and on top of grieving the loss of a loved one, many of our Planning and Estates Law Project clients are navigating the court system to handle the estates of family members that have passed.

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Financial Literacy for Veterans: Starting the New Year on a Financial Fresh Start

by Ramona Morel, Esq.December 23, 2020

The New Year provides an opportunity to start fresh and look forward to a bright financial future. One resolution to undertake this coming year is financial literacy.

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Legal Clinic for the Homeless Secures the Basics for Shelter Residents During the Pandemic

by Lisa Pearlstein, Esq. and Kyara MartinezNovember 19, 2020

Every person deserves food on their plate and a stable roof over their head. Unfortunately, hunger and homelessness are a reality for far too many people.

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City Bar Justice Center Volunteers Join CLE in Honor of Veterans Day

by CBJC StaffNovember 18, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) held its fifth annual Veterans Day celebration remotely in recognition of the impactful work accomplished by our Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) with the invaluable support of our longstanding partners.

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The City Bar Justice Center Challenges Proposed Immigration Regulations with the Aid of Pro Bono Partners

by Jennifer Kim, Co-Director, Immigrant Justice ProjectNovember 10, 2020

Immigrants have been in the cross hairs of this administration for the last four years. Since Donald Trump assumed office in 2017, there have been over 400 executive actions on immigration, spanning everything from issuing a Muslim ban, closing our borders, creating obstacles for those seeking to become green card holders or citizens, terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), shutting the door to refugees, and more.

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Congratulations to Our 2020 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Awardees

by Cheryl LopezOctober 28, 2020

In observance of the American Bar Association’s National Celebration of Pro Bono this year, on Monday, October 26th, the City Bar Justice Center held a virtual gathering to celebrate our 2020 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Awardees. This celebration marked a significant moment as the City Bar Justice Center and leaders of the New York City Bar Association commemorated the tremendous response of ten volunteer attorneys from each of our civil justice projects who rose to meet the challenges of 2020.  

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