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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Dream Turned Reality: Mother Overcomes Struggles Faced by Homeless, Undocumented Immigrants in NYC

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 21, 2020

Recognizing the disproportionate burdens some underserved populations face, the City Bar Justice Center’s (CBJC) projects often join forces to help clients in need. The Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) and the Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) worked together to assist Ellen A.S., a single mother in search of securing essential resources for the well-being and survival of her family.

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At the Intersection of Public Service, Law & Technology: A Conversation with Christopher Schwartz, Esq.

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 19, 2020

As technology evolves, it creates new opportunities for public interest organizations to better serve their communities. That is why, Christopher Schwartz, Esq., the Deputy Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline, has worked diligently to leverage technology to improve pro bono legal services for underserved New Yorkers.

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