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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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Saying Good-Bye to CBJC’s Summer Interns

by Anna Sitley, InternAugust 16, 2018

This summer, the City Bar Justice Center welcomed seven undergraduate and law school students to assist with our work serving low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers. This week, we say goodbye to the 2018 summer intern class. Each of these interns provided a helping hand on their respective projects; through performing legal research, helping out with … Continue reading Saying Good-Bye to CBJC’s Summer Interns

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Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

by Rachel Searle, Immigrant Justice Corps FellowAugust 9, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center never reveals personal information about our clients without their permission. Thank you to Dante and his family for allowing us to tell their story in “Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family.” On July 27, 2018, Dante, a victim of labor trafficking, joyfully welcomed his family, whom he had not seen in … Continue reading Labor Trafficking Victim Reunited with Family

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