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Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

by adminOctober 9, 2019

It’s mid-October and school is now in full swing for the over 1.1 million students in the New York City school system. But for one in 10 of these students, who are homeless – a number which rises to one in 8 of students below 5th  grade – the new school year brings additional difficulties on top of … Continue reading Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

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Maximizing Your Savings Account Plan

by Ramona Morel, DirectorOctober 3, 2019

Ramona Morel is the Director of the Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Though October is known for Halloween, it’s also National Financial Planning month. As the Project Director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Project at the City Bar Justice Center, I can tell you from experience that putting some money aside in savings is a great … Continue reading Maximizing Your Savings Account Plan

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Free Legal Hotline Helps Thousands of NYC Residents

by Libby Vazquez, DirectorOctober 1, 2019

Libby Vazquez is the Director of the Justice Center’s Legal Hotline. The City Bar Justice Center’s free Legal Hotline provides effective, efficient free legal advice over the phone to the thousands of New Yorkers with civil legal problems who cannot afford an attorney. Many of the callers are referred by the courts, while some hear about the … Continue reading Free Legal Hotline Helps Thousands of NYC Residents

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Tips on Finding Food Resources for Low-Income New Yorkers

by Kyara MartinezSeptember 18, 2019

Kyara Martinez is a Project Coordinator with the Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless. According to City Harvest, more than 2.5 million New Yorkers go hungry every year because income has not risen to the cost of living. As New York becomes increasingly expensive, more and more New Yorkers lack the income needed to … Continue reading Tips on Finding Food Resources for Low-Income New Yorkers

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Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

by Alexa TovarSeptember 9, 2019

Everyone wants to feel that their wishes are heard and respected in decisions made by others that affect them – especially when those decisions involve their health, finances, and last wishes. Although many seniors are able to continue making decisions throughout their lives, it is particularly important as people get older to have legal documents … Continue reading Thinking Ahead – Tips for Seniors on Life-Planning Documents

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Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorAugust 28, 2019

On March 20, 2019, the City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project assisted its 1,000th client, a Black porter in his early 50s who had sued his employer for race discrimination. When the client originally filed his case, he was represented by an attorney, but he became pro se after he could no … Continue reading Pro Se Legal Assistance Project Reaches 1000th Client Served

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