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.

The Elderlaw Project: Keeping New York City’s Seniors Informed

by CBJC StaffJanuary 14, 2014

While recent studies note that people are living longer, healthier lives, it should be recognized that some seniors remain at risk of being targeted due to physical or cognitive decline, isolation and loneliness and lack of information about their rights.

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Multi-State Veterans Conference Generates New Ideas and Enthusiasm for Regional Collaboration

by CBJC StaffJanuary 10, 2014

In late 2013, the City Bar Justice Center and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center co-sponsored a conference in Hartford on legal problems faced by veterans. Legal services providers from 10 different organizations from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine attended the conference.

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Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines

by CBJC StaffDecember 23, 2013

The Philippines recently requested that Washington designate the country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The request was made in the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed more than 6,000 people, displaced more than four million, and affected an estimated 12 million since it struck the Philippines on November 8th, 2013.

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Cancer Advocacy Project Fosters Community Partnerships to Serve Minority Groups

by CBJC StaffDecember 17, 2013

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, priorities shift and patients find themselves in unfamiliar territory on many levels. A workplace that has been a second home for many years can suddenly feel less secure when asking for time off for surgery and ongoing treatment.

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The Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Project Publishes a New Consumer Pamphlet for Pro Se Debtors

by CBJC StaffDecember 13, 2013

The Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Project provides direct advice or assistance on personal bankruptcy to hundreds of low-income debtors each year. However, hundreds of other debtors are unable to obtain this help and must file a pro se bankruptcy without any professional assistance or guidance.

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New Rule Expands Pro Bono Possibilities for In-House Counsel

by CBJC StaffDecember 4, 2013

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced on Monday a new rule that will allow thousands of additional corporate in-house attorneys to provide pro bono services in the State of New York.

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