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How to Start an Award-Winning Pro Bono Program: A Conversation with Bloomberg’s Valerie Farkas

by adminOctober 21, 2019

In honor of Pro Bono Month and the City Bar Justice Center’s upcoming 2019 pro bono awards, we sat down with Valerie Borden Farkas, Senior Counsel at Bloomberg and one of our top 2019 pro bono award winners. We talked about her impressive legal career which includes pro bono and public service work and how … Continue reading How to Start an Award-Winning Pro Bono Program: A Conversation with Bloomberg’s Valerie Farkas

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Suzanne TomatoreOctober 14, 2019

Suzanne Tomatore is the Co-Director of the Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project and Deputy Director of the Justice Center. Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age, gender, or background, and is pervasive – one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner[1]. It is often … Continue reading October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

by adminOctober 9, 2019

It’s mid-October and school is now in full swing for the over 1.1 million students in the New York City school system. But for one in 10 of these students, who are homeless – a number which rises to one in 8 of students below 5th  grade – the new school year brings additional difficulties on top of … Continue reading Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

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Maximizing Your Savings Account Plan

by Ramona Morel, DirectorOctober 3, 2019

Ramona Morel is the Director of the Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Though October is known for Halloween, it’s also National Financial Planning month. As the Project Director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Project at the City Bar Justice Center, I can tell you from experience that putting some money aside in savings is a great … Continue reading Maximizing Your Savings Account Plan

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Free Legal Hotline Helps Thousands of NYC Residents

by Libby Vazquez, DirectorOctober 1, 2019

Libby Vazquez is the Director of the Justice Center’s Legal Hotline. The City Bar Justice Center’s free Legal Hotline provides effective, efficient free legal advice over the phone to the thousands of New Yorkers with civil legal problems who cannot afford an attorney. Many of the callers are referred by the courts, while some hear about the … Continue reading Free Legal Hotline Helps Thousands of NYC Residents

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Tips on Finding Food Resources for Low-Income New Yorkers

by Kyara Martinez, Project CoordinatorSeptember 18, 2019

Kyara Martinez is a Project Coordinator with the Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless. According to City Harvest, more than 2.5 million New Yorkers go hungry every year because income has not risen to the cost of living. As New York becomes increasingly expensive, more and more New Yorkers lack the income needed to … Continue reading Tips on Finding Food Resources for Low-Income New Yorkers

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