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.

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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Model Anti-Trafficking Legislation

by CBJC StaffDecember 15, 2011

Earlier this month, Suzanne Tomatore, Project Director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project, attended a drafting committee meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC).

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Justice Center’s Lynn Kelly Testifies Before New York City Council on Immigrant Detention

by CBJC StaffDecember 14, 2011

City Bar Justice Center Executive Director Lynn M. Kelly testified on December 13th before the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration on the topic of “Oversight–Treatment of NYC’s Immigrants in Detention Centers.”

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Whatever it Takes: A Legal Clinic for the Homeless Story

by CBJC StaffDecember 7, 2011

Lisa Pearlstein, Director of the Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless project, met a new client named Karen and her six-year-old son at one of our clinics at a homeless shelter in September.

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Reentering the Legal Field Through the Public Service Network

by CBJC StaffNovember 23, 2011

Lisa Peterson had been an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and then served as in-house counsel to an adoption agency before leaving the practice of law for several years to raise her two sons.

Last year, ready to return to the law, she contacted the Public Service Network.

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