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.

Jane C. Sherburne to Chair City Bar Fund; New Board Members Announced

by CBJC StaffJune 25, 2015

Jane C. Sherburne, principal of the legal consulting firm Sherburne PLLC, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund of the New York City Bar Association.

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U.S. Eastern District Court and City Bar Justice Center Launch Innovative Pro Se Legal Clinic

by CBJC StaffJune 22, 2015

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the City Bar Justice Center have collaborated to launch the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (FedPro), a pilot project to provide information, advice, and limited-scope legal assistance to people proceeding pro se in a variety of federal civil cases in the Eastern District of New York.

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A Series of Small Wins Strengthens the Safety Net for Homeless Families – by Lisa Pearlstein

by CBJC StaffJune 17, 2015

More than 30 years ago, organizational theorist Karl Wieck observed that in the face of overwhelming social problems like homelessness, we can feel helpless to do anything. However, in Weick’s thought-provoking article “Small Wins: Redefining the Scale of Social Problems,” he suggests that we view massive issues as a series of smaller problems that can be affected by small wins. Once a small win has been accomplished, forces are set in motion that favor another small win; new allies suggest solutions and old opponents change their habits.

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When You Should Have a New York Durable Power of Attorney

by CBJC StaffJune 2, 2015

A power of attorney (“PoA”) is a special form that permits another person (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to act on behalf of you (the “principal”). Any person over age 18 and competent can sign a PoA.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala Celebrates Pro Bono

by CBJC StaffApril 2, 2015

On April 1st, the City Bar Justice Center’s 10th Annual Gala honored WilmerHale and IBM with the 2015 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono service.

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Military Sexual Trauma, by Caitlin Kilroy

by CBJC StaffFebruary 26, 2015

In recent years, the problem of sexual assault within the military has gained national attention. At the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) we hear from dozens of veterans who were assaulted while in the military.

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