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.


Individuals with Support Animals and Mental Illness May Lose Rights under Proposed Law Change

by Cat ItayaMarch 4, 2020

Early this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed changing the regulations that allow passengers with diagnosed mental illnesses to bring emotional support animals on board airplanes.

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Expanding Immigrant Justice Advocacy: The Launch of Our New Litigation & Appeals Practice

by Caitlin Miner-Le GrandFebruary 26, 2020

Born out of growing needs amidst rapid changes in federal immigration policy, the City Bar Justice Center is pleased to announce an expansion of its Immigrant Justice Project to include additional advocacy on appeals and collateral federal litigation.

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A Dream Turned Reality: Mother Overcomes Struggles Faced by Homeless, Undocumented Immigrants in NYC

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 21, 2020

Recognizing the disproportionate burdens some underserved populations face, the City Bar Justice Center’s (CBJC) projects often join forces to help clients in need. The Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) and the Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) worked together to assist Ellen A.S., a single mother in search of securing essential resources for the well-being and survival of her family.

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At the Intersection of Public Service, Law & Technology: A Conversation with Christopher Schwartz, Esq.

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 19, 2020

As technology evolves, it creates new opportunities for public interest organizations to better serve their communities. That is why, Christopher Schwartz, Esq., the Deputy Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline, has worked diligently to leverage technology to improve pro bono legal services for underserved New Yorkers.

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6 Things to Know About the New NYC Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act

by Christopher SchwartzFebruary 11, 2020

In June of 2019, a sweeping set of changes were signed into the laws affecting virtually every tenant of a rental unit in New York City. Known collectively as the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (“HSTPA”), these changes were made with the purpose of moving renters closer to sustainable, affordable housing. 

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The Federal Pro Se Project and Paul Weiss Collaborate on Discovery Workshop to Assist Pro Se Litigants

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 7, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center’s Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (FEDPRO) recently hosted its second Discovery Workshop in collaboration with pro bono partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison LLP (Paul Weiss).

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