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.

Special Report: Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases

by CBJC StaffDecember 3, 2013

Today the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) released a Special Report, Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases, that reflects over a decade of direct representation of low-income immigrant survivors of human trafficking in the New York City metropolitan area and informs the Justice Center’s advocacy and policy recommendations.

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The City Bar Justice Center’s Response to Superstorm Sandy

by CBJC StaffNovember 20, 2013

The Justice Center’s work is to mobilize the legal community to respond to unmet legal needs. As exemplified by the pro bono programs it developed following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, the Justice Center has a history of training and mobilizing pro bono volunteer attorneys to meet those needs when disasters strike.

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NELP Co-Hosts Inaugural Small Business Legal Academy at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater

by CBJC StaffNovember 4, 2013

On October 29, 2013, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo), the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) of the City Bar Justice Center, and eight other NYC legal service providers hosted the inaugural Small Business Legal Academy at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater.

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City Bar President Testifies on Justice Center’s Work at Civil Legal Services Hearings

by CBJC StaffOctober 24, 2013

Last month, City Bar President Carey R. Dunne testified at hearings on civil legal services convened by Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York. The transcripts have now been posted on the NYCourts.gov website.

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Right to Legal Counsel for Immigrant Detainees: A Progress Update

by CBJC StaffOctober 16, 2013

On September 30th, the New York Law Journal reported on the two public defender organizations that will form the New York Immigrant Defenders (NYID), a unique pilot project to provide universal legal representation to indigent detainees facing deportation.

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Justice Center Announces Fifth Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

by CBJC StaffOctober 10, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the fifth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the most outstanding volunteer attorney in each of the Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on October 22nd, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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