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Consumer Bankruptcy Project: Rachael Bazinski

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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June 17, 2020

How COVID-19 Magnified Issues of Elder Abuse & Senior Care

As we observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) earlier this week, the City Bar Justice Center recognized the ways in which COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerability of the elderly in residential facilities.

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June 16, 2020

Honoring the Spirit of Pride Month: Protecting Vulnerable LGBTQ Homeowners

June is Pride Month: a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community and commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, during which the New York City LGBTQ community pushed back against pervasive homophobia and systemic persecution from law enforcement. This year, Pride Month has already brought about another necessary and long-overdue victory for the LGBTQ community, as we celebrate the recent landmark United States Supreme Court decision protecting employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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June 19, 2019

“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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June 19, 2019

Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

With over ten years of professional experience in architecture and design, Karen Domingo-Moran knows the value of art and creative expression. So, when her kids’ Queens elementary school – like so many other underfunded public schools – didn’t have the budget for art extracurriculars, Karen was determined to do something about it. Drawing on her … Continue reading Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

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