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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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Homeowner Stability Project Expands Its Scope, Partners with Goldman Sachs

by Kurt Denk, Pro Bono CounselOctober 29, 2018

One topic sure to engage New Yorkers is housing. We swap stories about the one that got away, what we’ll sacrifice for this or that convenience, and, of course, the exorbitant cost of living in this place we love to call home. The City Bar Justice Center (“CBJC”) also focuses on housing costs as we … Continue reading Homeowner Stability Project Expands Its Scope, Partners with Goldman Sachs

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Support the City Bar Justice Center Through the Combined Federal Campaign

by CBJC StaffOctober 24, 2018

Now, through January 11, 2019, federal employees and federal retirees can support the City Bar Justice Center through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Find CBJC by using CFC #50267 on the CFC charity look-up. The CFC is the only authorized charitable solicitation of federal employees. Since its implementation in 1961, the campaign has raised over … Continue reading Support the City Bar Justice Center Through the Combined Federal Campaign

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National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

by CBJC StaffOctober 22, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center’s skill in mobilizing the legal community to respond to unmet legal needs has been tapped over and over again when there is a disaster. This has been exemplified by the large scale pro bono staffed legal clinics that the Justice Center organized following September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquakes in … Continue reading National Pro Bono Week 2018: City Bar Justice Center’s Rapid Pro Bono Disaster Response

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Little Ones in Limbo: A Day Inside a Center for Detained Immigrant Children

by Stephanie Guzman, Project CoordinatorOctober 12, 2018

This summer, Peter Schey, one of the lead litigators of the 1997 Flores v. Reno settlement agreement and current President and Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law marshaled immigrant advocates across the country to ensure that the constitutional rights of immigrant children were being upheld. The Flores settlement stipulates country-wide … Continue reading Little Ones in Limbo: A Day Inside a Center for Detained Immigrant Children

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September 11th: Pro Bono and Disaster Resiliency

by Lynn Kelly, Executive DirectorSeptember 11, 2018

After September 11th, the New York legal community mounted an incredible and unprecedented pro bono response to the legal needs of families who lost a loved one. The late great New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye, in her forward to Public Service in a Time of Crisis, called it “the Bar at its finest, … Continue reading September 11th: Pro Bono and Disaster Resiliency

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National Grandparents Day 2018: Celebrating Grandparents and Sharing the Care

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorSeptember 7, 2018

Although the word may conjure up an image of gray hair and a walking cane, grandparents are as diverse as the rest of society; from barely into middle years, active and working, to long retired and facing age-related challenges. Whatever the case, their contribution to the lives of their grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) is immense. As … Continue reading National Grandparents Day 2018: Celebrating Grandparents and Sharing the Care

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