Press

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
September 29, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the eighth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

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New York Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Justice Center
May 9, 2016

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant of $5,200 to the City Bar Justice Center. The grant will be used to support the Housing Security Initiative of their LGBT Advocacy Project, which will educate and assist LGBT seniors experiencing housing instability through community presentations, legal advice, and “know your rights” materials.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono
April 11, 2016

On April 13th, the City Bar Justice Center’s 11th Annual Gala will honor the international law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and global media corporation CBS with the 2016 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service.

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Jane C. Sherburne to Chair City Bar Fund; New Board Members Announced
June 25, 2015

Jane C. Sherburne, principal of the legal consulting firm Sherburne PLLC, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund of the New York City Bar Association. The Fund encompasses the City Bar Justice Center, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Lawyer Assistance Program, and other activities. Sherburne succeeds Mei Lin Kwan-Gett as Chair of the City Bar Fund.

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U.S. Eastern District Court and City Bar Justice Center Launch Innovative Pro Se Legal Clinic
June 22, 2015

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the City Bar Justice Center have collaborated to launch the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (FedPro), a pilot project to provide information, advice, and limited-scope legal assistance to people proceeding pro se in a variety of federal civil cases in the Eastern District of New York.

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City Bar Justice Center Presents 2014 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
September 17, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the most outstanding volunteer attorney in each of the Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on October 20th, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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City Bar Justice Center Launches LGBT Advocacy Project
May 28, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center has launched the LGBT Advocacy Project to provide direct civil legal services to low-income LGBT New Yorkers. Seed money for the initiative has been provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono
March 26, 2014

On April 9, the City Bar Justice Center’s 9th Annual Gala will honor the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the global financial services company UBS with the 2014 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono service.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces New Chair and Board
July 1, 2013

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, has been elected Chair of the City Bar Fund, which oversees the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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New Estate Advisory Panel Provides Needed Resource for Low-Income Callers to Legal Hotline
April 2, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has established an Estate Pro Bono Advisory Panel for low-income callers to its Legal Hotline, and will soon establish a regularly scheduled clinic to advise low-income people on personal planning, end of life, and estate matters.

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City Bar Justice Center Salutes Proskauer Army Veteran Committed to Helping Less Fortunate Vets
September 23, 2016

Kevin Hackett is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in its Corporate and Real Estate practice. Beyond working pro bono on several Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) cases for the City Bar Justice Center, Kevin is always willing to take time from his extremely busy schedule to assist and serve as a point-of-contact at his firm for volunteers interested in assisting veterans through VAP.

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Securing Disability Benefits for a Veteran in Need
June 18, 2016

In a hard-fought case that began in 2009, Proskauer associate David Mordkoff succeeded in obtaining more than $3,500 per month in disability benefits for a veteran who, when she first sought the Firm’s help, had only been receiving about $500 per month for the injuries she suffered as a result of her military service.

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How to Avoid the Fate of a Common Grave
May 15, 2016

Few people would want their body to lie unclaimed in a morgue after death, or to be buried anonymously in a potter’s field. For generations, the fear of such a fate has mainly haunted poor communities.

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New York Times: As Barriers to Lawyers Persist, Immigrant Advocates Ponder Solutions
May 4, 2011

More than two years ago, a federal judge in New York began a crusade to find lawyers for the many immigrants who are detained…

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