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.

5 Important Considerations for Preparing a Durable Power of Attorney

by Vivienne Duncan, Esq.March 21, 2022

Though you may be managing your financial matters without help, over time changes in your physical or mental health may affect your ability to stay on top of those demands. For many, facilitating this assistance will come down to a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) or guardianship.

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CBJC’s Immigrant Justice Project Helps a Family from Peru Reunite for the New Year

by Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Esq.February 18, 2022

2022 will be an unforgettable year for a client of the Immigrant Justice Project (IJP), Ms. Doe. For the first time in almost fifteen years, she celebrated the New Year with all three of her children–her two oldest children who recently flew in from Peru and her youngest son who was born and resides with her in the United States.

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New CBJC Pro Bono “Recoupment Project” Brings Thousands of Dollars in Relief to Family with Mounting Utility Bills

by Lisa Pearlstein, Esq.December 21, 2021

*Monica Velez is a single mother in New York City unable to work due to medical conditions and physical limitations. Her resiliency and consistent advocacy has helped her family overcome many obstacles including homelessness and health issues.

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Up to $10,000 in Benefits Available Now for Eligible Households with Utility Arrears

by Lisa Pearlstein, Esq.December 20, 2021

Under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a one-time Regular Arrears Supplement (RAS) benefit of up to $10,000 is now available for eligible households to help pay for gas and/or electricity arrears. The benefit will be available through September 2022 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

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Behind on Property Taxes? How to Remove Your Property from the 2021 NYC Tax Lien Sale

by Sofia ColosimoDecember 2, 2021

After over a year of postponements due to COVID, the New York City Tax Lien Sale is scheduled for December 17, 2021. The lien sale places homeowners with unpaid property tax debt at risk of foreclosure by selling property tax liens to a third-party collection agency.

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The City Bar Justice Center Holds Its 6th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE

by Cheryl LopezNovember 15, 2021

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) hosted its 6th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE on Thursday, November 11, to recognize the impactful work of our Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) and to commemorate the honorable service provided by the veterans we assist.

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