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.

Medical Bills

What You Should Know About Coronavirus Medical Coverage in NYC

by Vivienne Duncan, Esq. and Alexa TovarApril 2, 2020

While testing is generally covered regardless of your insurance, if you test positive and need hospital care, you might still have to pay a share of the cost for coronavirus treatment depending on which insurance plan(s) you have.

Read more

What You Should Do if a Family Member is Dying

by PELP StaffMarch 23, 2020

The anxiety stemming from the impending death of a family member after a struggle with a long-term illness or as a result of an unexpected illness such as COVID-19 makes focusing on routine financial matters that much harder and challenging. It is, however, just such circumstance that should motivate action in order to streamline and simplify what is required after death.

Read more

Dealing With the Financial Impact of the Coronavirus in New York City

by CBJC StaffMarch 18, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, communities are being financially impacted as many suffer loss of income as a result of becoming ill or due to the temporary closure of businesses. In these uncertain times, it is important to be proactive when faced with financial distress. Below is a guide including essential tips and resources New Yorkers will find helpful from the City Bar Justice Center.

Read more

Willkie Farr & Gallagher Secures Asylum for Uyghur Student

by CBJC StaffMarch 11, 2020

Attorneys from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP recently helped to secure asylum for a young man from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region. As a Muslim and a member of the Uyghur, a Turkic minority ethnic group, Hasan (whose name has been changed to protect his identity) faced severe religious restrictions, bigotry and discrimination.

Read more

Individuals with Support Animals and Mental Illness May Lose Rights under Proposed Law Change

by Cat ItayaMarch 4, 2020

Early this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed changing the regulations that allow passengers with diagnosed mental illnesses to bring emotional support animals on board airplanes.

Read more

Expanding Immigrant Justice Advocacy: The Launch of Our New Litigation & Appeals Practice

by Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Esq.February 26, 2020

Born out of growing needs amidst rapid changes in federal immigration policy, the City Bar Justice Center is pleased to announce an expansion of its Immigrant Justice Project to include additional advocacy on appeals and collateral federal litigation.

Read more