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 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

by Vivienne Duncan, Esq.February 15, 2021

Vivienne Duncan, Esq. is the Director of the Cancer Advocacy & Elderlaw Projects. When New York City went into lockdown in March 2020 and non-essential businesses closed, millions of people began working remotely, and some staff were furloughed or laid off.  The pandemic also underscored longstanding employment challenges faced by many cancer patients and survivors.  … Continue reading 5 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

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New COVID-19 Economic Relief Available for Struggling Small Businesses

by Akira Arroyo, Esq.January 13, 2021

Under the third and most recent round of stimulus funding passed on December 27, 2020, and known as the Economic Aid Act, there is some hopeful news for struggling small businesses.

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How to File a Case After the Death of a Loved One in Surrogate’s Court on Your Own (ProSe)

by Lillian Claudio-Blum, Esq.January 4, 2021

This year has been a challenging one for many New Yorkers. The pandemic has suddenly taken many lives, and on top of grieving the loss of a loved one, many of our Planning and Estates Law Project clients are navigating the court system to handle the estates of family members that have passed.

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Financial Literacy for Veterans: Starting the New Year on a Financial Fresh Start

by Ramona Morel, Esq.December 23, 2020

The New Year provides an opportunity to start fresh and look forward to a bright financial future. One resolution to undertake this coming year is financial literacy.

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Legal Clinic for the Homeless Secures the Basics for Shelter Residents During the Pandemic

by Lisa Pearlstein, Esq. and Kyara MartinezNovember 19, 2020

Every person deserves food on their plate and a stable roof over their head. Unfortunately, hunger and homelessness are a reality for far too many people.

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City Bar Justice Center Volunteers Join CLE in Honor of Veterans Day

by CBJC StaffNovember 18, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) held its fifth annual Veterans Day celebration remotely in recognition of the impactful work accomplished by our Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) with the invaluable support of our longstanding partners.

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