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Homeless Need Internet Access to Find a Home: The City Bar Justice Center Documents Lack of Technology in NYC Homeless Shelters – Part 1

by Cheryl LopezMay 20, 2020

The lack of access to technology – specifically Internet access – in homeless shelters severely hampers shelter residents in finding permanent housing, a report by the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) finds. Further, the report highlights how lack of access to the Internet and technology creates significant academic barriers for homeless students – an issue that is suddenly front and center as schools moved to remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Change of Plan: A Pro Bono Scholar’s Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by CBJC Staff

The Scholar’s Perspective: AnnMargaret Shea When I learned about the work of the City Bar Justice Center’s (CBJC) Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects, I knew where I wanted to spend my time as a Pro Bono Scholar. When I was offered a position on these projects, I began to imagine my time working in a … Continue reading Change of Plan: A Pro Bono Scholar’s Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Legal Clinic for the Homeless is on a Mission to Support New York City’s Most Vulnerable During COVID-19

by CBJC StaffMay 19, 2020

New Yorkers served by the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) are among the most vulnerable community members who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Since then, LCH has been highly responsive in addressing the immediate needs of their clients, mainly homeless and poverty-stricken New Yorkers in need of essential public assistance benefits to make it through the pandemic.

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What to Do if You Have Not Received the Economic Impact Payment

by Ramona Morel, Director and Alexa TovarMay 6, 2020

Many individuals who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return will be eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment under the CARES Act. The payments are automatic for most taxpayers, which means that people who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 and most seniors and retirees do not need to take any further action to receive their payments.

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In Memoriam: Henri M. Gueron

by CBJC StaffMay 4, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center mourns the loss of Henri M. Gueron, who died on May 1 of Covid-19. Following a career as a nuclear engineer and then senior Con Edison attorney, Henri volunteered for more than 20 years as a volunteer attorney with the Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project.

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The Veterans Assistance Project Launches Initiative to Address Veterans Service Gaps in NYC

by Logan CampbellApril 16, 2020

After studying the gap between what veterans in New York City should be receiving in terms of disability payments and what they actually obtain, the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) has been active in addressing this injustice on a number of fronts. Thanks to the support of The New York Community Trust and the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, VAP launched an initiative advocating for more trained attorneys taking on veterans disability work.

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