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Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

by Marisa Guerrero, Project CoordinatorJuly 11, 2018

As we age, we find ourselves asking important questions such as: Should I have a plan in place to prepare for a health emergency? What happens if I become incapacitated? What happens after I die? The questions that accompany aging may seem daunting. That’s why the City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) has … Continue reading Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

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CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

by Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen FellowJune 22, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project organized a pro bono clinic at Paul Weiss to help Nepal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders prepare applications to extend their TPS status. CBJC partnered with New York City’s largest Nepali community group, Adhikaar, to provide legal assistance to 54 individuals. Pro bono attorneys from Paul … Continue reading CBJC Nepal Temporary Protected Status Clinic Assists 54 Individuals

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CBJC Partners with Access to Justice Program on New Civil Court Pro Bono Brief Services Project

by Kurt Denk, Pro Bono CounselJune 21, 2018

Through its Access to Justice Program, the New York State Courts Office for Justice Initiatives seeks to ensure access to justice for New Yorkers of all backgrounds, incomes, and special needs. The City Bar Justice Center was pleased to welcome Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Edwina G. Mendelson, Office for Justice Initiatives, to the City Bar … Continue reading CBJC Partners with Access to Justice Program on New Civil Court Pro Bono Brief Services Project

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Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

by Cheryl Lopez, Project CoordinatorJune 19, 2018

Scaling up small businesses Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Center for an Urban Future’s “Scaling Up Small Businesses” panel; part of a series that was held across New York City’s five boroughs. The series featured a panel of small business professionals who discussed the potential for small business growth and … Continue reading Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

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CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

by Amelia Dunnell, Project CoordinatorJune 15, 2018

LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic at City Bar Justice Center When: Thursday, June 28th 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Where: New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 LGBT senior and disabled communities face a particular set of challenges to maintaining financial and legal stability. This can include: isolation based on … Continue reading CBJC Partners with Goldman Sachs for LGBT Homeowner Stability Clinic

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Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

by Trevor Conlow, Intern

It happens far too often; senior citizens find themselves struggling to recover after being scammed. In addition to the financial loss, many victims feel shame and embarrassment at having been fooled. This causes many to keep the incident shrouded in secrecy from their closest friends and family. In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, … Continue reading Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Spot Them

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