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Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 6: “Overview of Discharge Upgrades Part 1”

by CBJC StaffOctober 25, 2016

In the sixth episode of the Veterans’ Legal Series, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler explains the difference between administrative and punitive discharges and dispels some rumors about discharge upgrades.

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Presenting the 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Award Winners

by CBJC StaffSeptember 30, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center has announced the winners of the eighth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the outstanding volunteer attorneys in each of CBJC’s projects, the awards will be presented on October 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the New York City Bar Association.

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Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy - video

Watch Our Videos: Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

by CBJC StaffSeptember 26, 2016

Have you ever considered filing for bankruptcy to discharge your student loan debt, or wondered if that is even possible? CBJC’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project has produced two videos covering this topic, thanks to the generous support of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.

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Panel on Working with Law Enforcement

Working with Law Enforcement from a Victim-Centered Perspective – by Lorena Ramirez

by CBJC StaffSeptember 22, 2016

On September 21st, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project hosted a panel discussion on the experiences of professionals working with victims and law enforcement on human trafficking cases at the New York City Bar Association.

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ID NYC Card

Register for IDNYC Today!

by CBJC StaffSeptember 21, 2016

IDNYC is New York City’s FREE government-issued ID card for all NYC residents 14 years of age and older. Immigration status does not matter.

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Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 5: “TDIU”

by CBJC StaffSeptember 15, 2016

If you are a veteran who cannot work due to injuries or ailments you received during your service in the military, you may be able to claim benefits under Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU).

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