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.

Home Stability Support program

Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

by CBJC StaffApril 3, 2017

Marta M., a disabled woman and her sixteen year old daughter, Sandra, moved out of their shelter last year with a limited public assistance rent supplement only provided to those with children under eighteen. “When Sandra turns nineteen, the family is likely to end up homeless, again, just like many of my clients who have … Continue reading Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

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NELP Clinic held for Women's History Month

Free Small Business Legal Clinic Held in Honor of Women’s History Month

by Faith AlexanderMarch 29, 2017

NELP organized a free small business legal clinic in honor of Women’s History Month in order for women entrepreneurs to receive brief, personalized legal advice. Held on March 22, 2017, the clinic was conducted in partnership with Blank Rome LLP.

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NYC Bar Panel on Emergency Preparedness - Immigration

Emergency Preparedness for Families Affected by the Executive Orders on Immigration

by CBJC StaffMarch 8, 2017

On March 6, the City Bar held “Emergency Preparedness for Families Affected by the Executive Orders on Immigration,” which included a panel of immigration and family law experts who discussed parental directives, and other legal measures immigrant families may be able to take to protect their children.

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LCH clients

Increased State Housing Subsidy Will Help Poor Families Avoid Homelessness

by Lisa PearlsteinMarch 3, 2017

Now life is about to change for the better for Rochelle, her girls, and the thousands of families receiving FEPS. New York State just settled a lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society and Hughes Hubbard & Reed by agreeing to significantly increase the FEPS subsidies it issues on behalf of low-income families with children in New York City.

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protect your home from deed theft

Protecting Your Home from Deed Theft

by Marisa Guerrero and Brianna NoonanFebruary 10, 2017

Did you inherit your home after a family member passed away? Do you think you now own the home? Are you sure? You may think you own your home, but if you inherited the property from a deceased family member, it is possible that you are not yet the legal homeowner.

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Suzanne Tomatore volunteering at JFK

The City Bar Justice Center Responds to the Immigration Executive Orders

by Danny AliceaFebruary 3, 2017

On January 25 and 27, 2017, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders relating to refugees, immigration, and national security. The result has been a massive and immediate disruption to our immigration status quo. Just days after the Executive Orders were signed, the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) joined the efforts of volunteer attorneys who rushed to JFK International Airport.

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