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.

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett to Chair City Bar Fund; New Board Members Announced

by CBJC StaffJuly 1, 2013

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund, which oversees the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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Free Legal Clinics for September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – by Sheila L. Birnbaum

by CBJC StaffJune 19, 2013

As Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, I would like to thank the City Bar Justice Center for its invaluable service in offering free legal clinics (the most recent one on June 11, 2013) for individuals needing assistance in filing claims without an attorney under the Fund.

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Superstorm Sandy: Lessons Learned for the Legal Profession

by CBJC StaffMay 14, 2013

On April 12th, City Bar Justice Center Managing Attorney Alice Morey testified before the ABA Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness. Her testimony follows.

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IWC Presentation at Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice

by CBJC StaffMay 1, 2013

The Immigrant Women and Children Project’s Equal Justice Works fellow, Laura Matthews-Jolly, today spoke about human trafficking at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice.

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Shine the Light on Slavery Day

by CBJC StaffApril 9, 2013

Today, in honor of Shine the Light on Slavery Day, President Obama’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released a draft five-year strategic plan.

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New Justice Center Project Provides Needed Resource for Low-Income Callers to Legal Hotline

by CBJC StaffApril 2, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has established a Planning and Estates Law Project for low-income callers to its Legal Hotline, and will soon establish a regularly scheduled clinic to advise low-income people on personal planning, end of life, and estate matters.

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