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Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

by Ariana JavidiMay 3, 2019

No one should be persecuted for who they are. But, growing up in the Caribbean LGBTQ+, Sam* had never known any other reality. Now, thanks to the hard work of attorneys at Venable LLP, Sam is finally free to be himself. Some Caribbean countries are infamous for the pervasive violence and human rights violations inflicted … Continue reading Client Flees Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Wins Asylum in United States

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Law Students Reflect on Spring Semester at the Justice Center

by Ariana JavidiMay 2, 2019

Columbia Law School Pro Bono Scholar Angel Nwachukwu and Vermont Law Student Extern Bomy Hwang spent the semester with us, working on the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and Immigrant Justice Project. In this article, they share some of their key insights and takeaways from their time at CBJC.     Angel Nwachukwu I was interested … Continue reading Law Students Reflect on Spring Semester at the Justice Center

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Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

by Christopher SchwartzFebruary 1, 2019

Facing the dangerously cold temperatures across the nation can be an added challenge for the residents of New York City’s severely aged rental housing.  As a tenant, you are entitled to a safe residence, hot water, and adequate levels of heat.  Being deprived of these minimum standards can quickly put you and your family’s health … Continue reading Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

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Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorDecember 18, 2018

Advanced cancer and medical debt A majority of New Yorkers will leave behind some amount of debt when they pass on. For those diagnosed with cancer, and especially those with advanced cancer, this may be of particular concern as they embark on medical treatment that could significantly impact their own, and their family’s, financial stability. … Continue reading Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

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Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer Wins Justice for Rikers Detainee

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorDecember 14, 2018

On July 31, 2014, Kenneth Moore sat in his cell at Riker’s Island, wondering why he was still in jail. Mr. Moore had been arrested for allegedly violating his parole in late June. The underlying sentence—for a narcotics offense—had a “maximum expiration date” of July 31. According to allegations in Mr. Moore’s federal lawsuit, NYS … Continue reading Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer Wins Justice for Rikers Detainee

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Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorDecember 4, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project has seen an uptick in torrenting lawsuits filed against pro se defendants in federal court over the past year. “Torrenting” is the process of downloading files in many pieces from peers around the world. Applications such as BitTorrent allow users to download thousands of pieces … Continue reading Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

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