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.


Pro Bono for the Holidays: City Bar Volunteers Kick Off FEMA Appeals Clinics

by CBJC StaffDecember 12, 2017

Pro Bono FEMA Appeals Clinics for the 2017 hurricane season kicked off last night at the New York City Bar Association with three pro bono attorneys and three clients with support from the City Bar Justice Center.

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How Do We Put a Value on Help to Those Who Served Our Country?

by CBJC StaffDecember 8, 2017

Earlier this year, the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) enlisted the pro bono services of the global advisory firm Stout Risius Ross, LLC (“Stout”) to develop a financial analysis tool to determine the economic impact of VAP’s pro bono legal representation of veterans.

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Laura Berger Testifies

CBJC’s Laura Berger Testifies Before NYC Commission on Human Rights on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by CBJC StaffDecember 7, 2017

City Bar Justice Center Attorney Laura Berger testified before the NYC Commission on Human Rights Wednesday evening at their hearing on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and a New Era of Immigration Enforcement.”

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USCIS Reverses Policy on Rejection of DACA Renewal Applications

by Suzanne Tomatore, DirectorNovember 17, 2017

On Wednesday night, November 15th, however, as a result of the persistent efforts of immigrant advocates and coverage of the issue by the New York Times, USCIS reversed this policy. It now will allow applicants who were mistakenly rejected to resubmit their renewal applications, provided they have proof that they had mailed them in a timely manner.

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Overwhelmed with Student Loan Debt

Overwhelmed With Student Loan Debt? Start Managing Loans With These Steps

by Ramona Morel, DirectorNovember 13, 2017

If you are one of the millions of consumers with student loan debt, it is important that you stay on top of your loans to prevent them from falling into default. You need to know about the different repayment options that might be available to you and, if you are not sure of what they are, you should contact your lender and/or servicer as soon as possible to find out.

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CBJC Veterans Day Breakfast

This Veterans Day, CBJC Celebrates Pro Bono Volunteers with the Veterans Assistance Project

by CBJC StaffNovember 10, 2017

CBJC held its second annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ethics CLE on Friday, November 10, 2017 to celebrate the dedicated Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) volunteers who provide legal assistance to New York City’s disabled, low-income veterans.

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