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.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Update

by CBJC StaffMarch 19, 2012

The City Bar Justice Center continues to hold clinics in connection with the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF). Last week, the Justice Center held a clinic where 39 potential claimants received a free consultation from a volunteer attorney.

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Vietnam War Veteran wins Long-Overdue Disability Benefits through Veterans Assistance Project

by CBJC StaffFebruary 27, 2012

Charles Manice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has successfully secured over $100,000 worth of long-overdue disability benefits for a Vietnam veteran through participation in the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project.

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2011 Refugee Assistance Highlights

by CBJC StaffJanuary 27, 2012

In 2011, 28 individuals from countries including Chad, China, Colombia, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Tibet, and Ukraine, were granted asylum or other immigration relief in the U.S. through the efforts of pro bono attorneys working with the Refugee Assistance Program at the City Bar Justice Center.

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Difficult Removal Cancellation Case Closed

by CBJC StaffJanuary 19, 2012

As a child, Mr. Z. had been abused, removed from his home by the Administration for Children’s Service, and endured homelessness. As a result of minor run-ins with law enforcement when he was a teenager, he was now, as an adult, facing removal from the United States to China, where he had not been since he was brought to the U.S. as a young boy.

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Emerging Issues with Trafficked Youth

by CBJC StaffJanuary 12, 2012

The Immigrant Women and Children Project, together with Greenberg Traurig and the New York Anti-Trafficking Network, hosted a panel discussion on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, to highlight emerging issues with trafficked youth in New York City.

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City Bar Justice Center Releases Economic Empowerment Resource Guide

by CBJC StaffJanuary 10, 2012

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children (IWC) Project has produced an Economic Empowerment Guide, providing resource information for immigrant victims of violent crimes and low-income New York City residents in general.

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