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Pro Bono Scholars Experiencing the Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit

Pro Bono Scholars: Experiencing the Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Cheryl Lopez, Project CoordinatorMay 21, 2018

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) There are many factors that make the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP)’s work possible. We take pride in our enduring partnerships with NYC’s community-based organizations in our efforts to help small business owners. We are equally grateful for the ongoing pro bono support we receive from attorneys at the … Continue reading Pro Bono Scholars: Experiencing the Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit

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New York Bar Foundation Awards Grant to the Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless

by CBJC StaffMay 4, 2018

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant of $5,000 to the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH). LCH trains and supervises pro bono attorneys to assist families residing in homeless shelters with the complex legal challenges that block self-sufficiency, primarily by helping families to secure state and federal public … Continue reading New York Bar Foundation Awards Grant to the Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless

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Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

by Michael Fil, Communications and Development CoordinatorMay 2, 2018

On an unseasonably warm day in December 2013, former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman held a press conference at NYU to announce a new initiative making it easier for thousands of in-house corporate counsel to provide pro bono services. Speaking to the assembled group, he said “Isn’t it a tribute to the corporate spirit when … Continue reading Pro Bono Volunteer Paul Winke Helps Homeless Legal Clinic Score Victory

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The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

by CBJC StaffApril 26, 2018

Latest DACA Decision On Tuesday, a third federal judge ruled against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a 59 page order, D.C. District Judge John D. Bates found the program’s “virtually unexplained” repeal unlawful. The government was ordered to begin accepting new applications for DACA. Now, the … Continue reading The Latest DACA Ruling and What It Means

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Pro Bono Scholars Change Lives of Low-Income New Yorkers

by Michael Fil, Communications and Development CoordinatorApril 20, 2018

How great would it be if law students could take the bar exam before they graduated? Or enter the legal field a few months early? What if they could do both while providing pro bono services to those New Yorkers who need them most? Huzzah! They can do all of the above through the Pro Bono Scholars Program. … Continue reading Pro Bono Scholars Change Lives of Low-Income New Yorkers

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Thank you Gala 2018

Thank You 2018 CBJC Gala Supporters!

by CBJC StaffApril 13, 2018

Thank you to our outstanding CBJC Gala supporters, who joined together on April 11, 2018 to celebrate pro bono and help sustain the work of the City Bar Justice Center. Underwriters Benefactors Sponsors AIG Arnold & Porter Barclays Berkeley Research Group, LLC Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP CBS Corporation Citigroup Inc. Dechert LLP Forest City … Continue reading Thank You 2018 CBJC Gala Supporters!

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