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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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What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

by Margaret Suh, InternJuly 27, 2018

Choosing a business name (a good one!) is an important step in building your new venture. Ideally, the name is unique, memorable, and conveys the general nature of your business. If you are registering your business entity with the state, you must also consider the legal requirements in choosing a name. The resource sheet below outlines … Continue reading What’s in a Name: Tips for Choosing a Business Name

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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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