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.

City Bar Justice Center Selected as an Inaugural Justice Fellow Host Organization

by CBJC StaffJuly 18, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to be selected as one of Immigrant Justice Corps’ inaugural Justice Fellow Host Organizations. CBJC will host two Justice Fellows for a period of two years.

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LawHelpNY Provides Domestic Violence Information Via Text

by CBJC Staff

LawHelpNY, the free, statewide resource for people facing civil legal issues, has launched a new text messaging campaign aimed at informing immigrant victims of domestic violence about their rights to shelter, healthcare and free legal services.

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Protecting the Rights of Employees with Cancer, by Vivienne Duncan

by CBJC StaffJuly 14, 2014

Since the onset of the Great Recession, thousands of people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of cancer. For many of them, obtaining the most effective treatment is bound up with a host of interconnected concerns.

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Toward a Public Defender System for Immigrants, by Lynn M. Kelly

by CBJC StaffJuly 2, 2014

A terrific leap forward for justice has happened in New York City. The City Bar Justice Center applauds the New York City Council’s allocation of $4.9 million in new funding for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) in this year’s city budget.

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Welcoming Our Summer Interns

by CBJC StaffJune 25, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to be hosting ten interns this summer. Our interns will all be working on different projects at the CBJC, including the Veterans Assistance Project, the Elderlaw/Cancer Advocacy Project, the Immigrant Women and Children Project, the Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and more.

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Double Jeopardy: Navigating U.S. Immigration as a Non-Resident Cancer Patient – by Vivienne Duncan

by CBJC StaffJune 23, 2014

For anyone, receiving a cancer diagnosis triggers anxiety and a determination to find the best medical treatment available. For those living in countries without adequate cancer care options, seeking medical treatment in the United States may seem to be their best hope, and some will pursue that option.

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