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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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The Importance of Updating Beneficiary Designations

by CBJC StaffAugust 30, 2016

Have you ever worked for the City of New York? The MTA? The New York City Transit Authority, New York City Housing Authority, or New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation? As an employee, you may have been eligible to pension benefits through the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS).

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CBJC Presents on Immigration at Legal Hand

by CBJC StaffAugust 22, 2016

On July 6, City Bar Justice Center staff attorney Laura Berger presented about immigration issues to volunteers at Legal Hand in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Legal Hand is a Center for Court Innovation project that sets up trained community volunteers to provide free legal information and referrals to community members. In the presentation, Laura covered screening … Continue reading CBJC Presents on Immigration at Legal Hand

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Reverse Mortgage Loans and NY’s Most Vulnerable Homeowners – by Scott Kohanowski

by CBJC StaffAugust 4, 2016

Seniors are among New York’s most vulnerable individuals and the City Bar Justice Center’s Foreclosure Prevention Project is witnessing an alarming trend affecting this community. There has been a dramatic uptick in reverse mortgage loan foreclosures in the last year.

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Sun Gate Foundation Awards Scholarship to Justice Center Client

by CBJC StaffJuly 8, 2016

On July 5, Gong was notified that she received a $500 scholarship to pay for her textbooks this fall as she enters her second year of nursing school.

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Win in EDNY for Victims of Predatory Lending Practices – by Brianna Noonan

by Brianna NoonanJuly 5, 2016

This past week the St. Jean v. Emigrant jury trial came to a close with a favorable verdict for eight black homeowners who proved that they were victims of predatory lending practices.

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With a Single Line, Supreme Court Strikes Major Blow to Hopeful Immigrant Families – by Danny Alicea, Fragomen Fellow

by CBJC StaffJune 23, 2016

On June 23, 2016, after years of anticipation and coalition building, the Supreme Court issued a one line per curiam opinion, refusing to overrule the current blockade of the long awaited Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program.

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