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Human Trafficking in the U.S.: Concrete Solutions for Better Data Collection
March 6, 2013

Better data collection on human trafficking, particularly on labor trafficking, would help service providers allocate limited resources and help prevent trafficking in the future, according to a white paper by the Immigrant Women & Children project (IWC) of the City Bar Justice Center.

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Victor M. Tello Joins City Bar Justice Center as Coordinating Attorney for Sandy Disaster Relief
January 10, 2013

The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its Coordinating Attorney for Disaster Relief. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief.

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City Bar Justice Center Releases Economic Empowerment Resource Guide
January 10, 2012

The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children (IWC) Project has produced anEconomic Empowerment Resource Guide, providing resource information for immigrant victims of violent crimes and low-income New York City residents in general. Topics covered in the guide include public benefits, job training and placement, employment agencies, personal finance, financial aid for higher education, and small business resources.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 18, 2011

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on Monday, October 24th, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

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Laura Matthews-Jolly Joins City Bar Justice Center to Help Sex and Labor Trafficking Survivors
October 12, 2011

Laura Mathews-Jolly has joined the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project on a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, supported by the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, to provide legal services to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are survivors of labor and sex trafficking.

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Barbara Camacho Joins Justice Center on New Two-Year Fellowship
September 7, 2011

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the world’s leading provider of immigration services, has announced the appointment of Barbara Camacho as the firm’s latest “Fragomen Fellow” effective August 29, 2011. The Fragomen Fellowship is a two-year rotating position to enhance the pro bono immigration services provided by the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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Jay Holtmeier to Chair City Bar Justice Center; New Officers Announced
June 9, 2011

Jay Holtmeier, a partner at WilmerHale, has been elected as Chair of the City Bar Fund, overseeing the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association.

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City Bar Justice Center Gala to Honor Global Pro Bono Work of Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP
April 7, 2011

On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center’s 6th Annual Gala will honor Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities.

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Veterans Assistance Project Releases Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide
November 8, 2010

The Veterans Assistance Project, an initiative of the City Bar Justice Center, has released The New York City Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide (pdf). The 46-page guide, which is designed to be a reference for both veterans and veterans’ service providers, lists organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income veterans.

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Second Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 22, 2010

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

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Small businesses can again seek help with commercial leases through city program
August 11, 2020

“The City Bar Justice Center is running a legal clinic that offers pro-bono consultations to small-business owners impacted by the pandemic’s effects …”

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Over One Third Of NYC Restaurants And Bars Surveyed Couldn’t Pay Last Month’s Rent
August 3, 2020

“Keitt said the agency has assisted 200 small businesses understand legal requirements under leases and connected more than 150 businesses to City Bar Justice Center for legal assistance on commercial leasing, insurance, contracts, and other issues.”

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Shirley Siegel, Leading New York Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 101
June 23, 2020

“Ms. Siegel continued practicing into her 90s, working on a New York City Bar Justice Center project to prevent mortgage foreclosures in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. Last year she was awarded Barnard’s Medal of Distinction for her ‘trailblazing civil rights and fair housing’ work.”

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City Demands Residents Repair Retaining Wall After Boulder Wrecks Apartment
June 17, 2020

“Scott Kohanowski is a pro-bono lawyer with the City Bar Justice Center. He’s helping the homeowners form an association and says many of the residents on Clay Avenue have lived there for decades. ‘But living in that property for so many years and not even knowing that [the wall] was there, it is kind of insane to then hold these property owners responsible for this. We’re talking hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of dollars to repair this wall,’ Kohanowski explained.”

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No internet in shelters worsens conditions for homeless New Yorkers, NYC Bar finds
May 22, 2020

“A lack of internet access is preventing New Yorkers in city shelters from finding and securing affordable housing amid the city’s historic homelessness crisis, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the City Bar Justice Center.”

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Few Families in Homeless Shelters Can Access Internet
May 21, 2020

Only 6% of people who live or had lived in a New York City homeless shelter for families said they could access the internet through their shelter, according to a new report from  the City Bar Justice Center.

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City Bar Sizes Up Lack of Internet Access at Homeless Shelters
May 20, 2020

“A survey of current and former homeless shelter residents in New York City showed that only 6% were able to access the internet via their shelter, according to a report released by the City Bar Justice Center, which argues for the city to provide reliable Wi-Fi and updated internet-ready devices to shelter residents in order to fight the city’s growing homelessness problem.”

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City Bar Justice Center Expands Pro Bono Legal Hotline for COVID-19
May 12, 2020

“In response to the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on low-income communities, the City Bar Justice Center has launched an expansion of its pro bono Legal Hotline to deal specifically with COVID-19-related legal needs of underserved New Yorkers.”

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Jenner & Block During COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Our lawyers have been working with the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline…

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‘No Relief in Sight’: Court Delays Cause Money Woes for Families of NYC Deceased
April 29, 2020

“The City Bar Justice Center’s Planning & Estates Law Project (PELP), meanwhile, provides free, remote legal assistance to New York City front-line health care workers in preparing advance-planning documents including wills, powers of attorney, designations of standby guardians and health care proxies.”

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