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.

Victor Tello Joins Justice Center as Coordinating Attorney for Sandy Disaster Relief

by CBJC StaffJanuary 10, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its Coordinating Attorney for Disaster Relief. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief.

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Justice Center Now in Rockaway Restoration Center for Superstorm Sandy Response—by Alice Morey

by CBJC StaffDecember 21, 2012

After three clinics on two cold weekends, sitting in make-shift quarters on the street and in an unheated dusty store-front in the Rockaways, the Justice Center’s Superstorm Sandy volunteers landed plush quarters by comparison in one of New York City’s Restoration Centers.

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Thanksgiving Sunday in the Rockaways – by Lynn M. Kelly

by CBJC StaffNovember 30, 2012

It was cold and blustery in the Rockaways on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when the City Bar Justice Center travelled to the Rockaways with eleven pro bono attorneys.

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Justice Center Mobilizes Clinics in the Rockaways for Hurricane Sandy Victims

by CBJC StaffNovember 19, 2012

This past weekend the City Bar Justice Center mobilized around 30 trained pro bono lawyers to staff clinics at two sites on both Saturday and Sunday in the storm-ravaged Rockaways. The volunteers gave brief advice to 59 clients and provided information to additional folks who stopped by with basic questions.

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City Bar Justice Center Presents Fourth Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

by CBJC StaffOctober 23, 2012

On Monday, October 22nd, the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, presented the fourth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

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Justice Center Hosts Its Third Deferred Action Clinic

by CBJC StaffOctober 10, 2012

Last week the City Bar Justice Center hosted its third clinic for young people applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which if granted would make them eligible for work authorization.

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