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.

PELP Emergency Initiative

Planning and Estates Law Project Emergency Initiative

by CBJC StaffOctober 25, 2017

The Planning and Estates Law Project of the City Bar Justice Center is a resource for New Yorkers in need. PELP provides low-income New Yorkers with free legal assistance by preparing documents, providing assistance with probating wills and administering estates, and offering guidance on related matters.

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Small Business Resource - Legal Structure

Small Business Resource: Legal Structure Fact Sheets

by CBJC StaffOctober 12, 2017

The following Entity Formation Fact Sheets are resources developed by NELP which provide a basic overview of the steps an entrepreneur should take to create each type of legal structure.

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Veterans Assistance Project ABA Video

Watch the Veterans Assistance Project in the ABA’s 2017 Annual Meeting Video

by CBJC StaffOctober 11, 2017

In CBJC’s Veterans Assistance Project’s (VAP) spotlight, Project Director Kent Eiler provides an overview of VAP’s pro bono model and presents the story of a Vietnam War veteran who received life-changing assistance through VAP’s pro bono attorneys.

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Financial Empowerment Workshop

NELP’s Summer 2017 Financial Empowerment Workshop Series

by CBJC StaffSeptember 29, 2017

Over the summer, the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) partnered with Barclays and Rise New York to host a free three-part Financial Empowerment series. The series included two educational presentations and a one-on-one session with financial professionals from Barclays.

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Identity Theft

In the Wake of the Equifax Breach, Steps to Protect Yourself From Identify Theft

by CBJC StaffSeptember 19, 2017

Equifax, one of the largest credit monitoring and reporting agencies in the US, is one of the latest companies to fall victim to an online cyber security breach, putting nearly half of the US populations’ personal information at risk. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Ministry of Justice at CBJC

Legal Aid in China and the USA

by CBJC StaffSeptember 18, 2017

On Thursday, September 14th, the City Bar Justice Center welcomed visitors from the Chinese Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the branch of the Chinese government that oversees legal affairs and works to improve China’s justice system.

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