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.

Five Tips for Senior and Disabled LGBTQ+ Homeowners

by Sofia ColosimoAugust 30, 2021

Generations of LGBTQ+ people have flocked to New York City from around the world in search of community and the freedom to live openly, joining our great city’s native born queer+ residents.

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City Bar Justice Center Summer Interns Reflect on their Most Rewarding Experiences

by CBJC StaffAugust 24, 2021

This summer, the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) welcomed twelve enthusiastic undergraduate and law school students to our dynamic internship program. The following includes first-hand accounts from our summer interns on lessons learned and takeaways from their time at CBJC.

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Meet Jean Soo Park, CBJC’s New Director of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

by Cheryl Lopez and Jean Soo ParkAugust 23, 2021

We are excited to announce that Jean Soo Park joined the City Bar Justice Center as Director of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (Fed Pro) in August 2021.

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Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Face Challenges Accessing Menstrual Products

by CBJC StaffAugust 10, 2021

For many among the approximately 45,000 individuals currently living in New York City shelters, menstrual products represent a basic and critical need. Lack of access to and affordability of menstrual products places a significant burden on the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness.

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How to Access a Safe Deposit Box That is Part of An Estate

by Lynn ChenAugust 4, 2021

Lynn Chen is a staff attorney for the Planning & Estates Law Project. When a loved one dies, they can leave behind several accounts and belongings that family or friends will need to sort through. These belongings often include a safe deposit box.  Accessing the safe deposit box can become an especially pressing concern if … Continue reading How to Access a Safe Deposit Box That is Part of An Estate

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Last Will and Testament: Answers to Five Frequently Asked Questions

by Vivienne Duncan, Esq.July 29, 2021

The Last Will and Testament is a common estate-planning tool that allows you to document your choices and pass assets on to loved ones. This blog provides answers to five frequently asked questions about preparing a Will.

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