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2017 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards
City Bar Justice Center Announces Honorees of 2017 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
October 20, 2017

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

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Caitlin Miner-Le Grand Appointed Next Fragomen Fellow at City Bar Justice Center to Enhance Pro Bono Immigration Representation
September 25, 2017

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the world’s leading provider of immigration legal services, has announced the appointment of Caitlin Miner-Le Grand as the firm’s latest “Fragomen Fellow” effective September 25, 2017. The Fragomen Fellowship is a two-year rotating position the firm’s New York office established 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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City Bar Chorus
City Bar Chorus Benefit Concert: Be In the Room Where It Happens, All for a Good Cause
May 24, 2017

Don’t miss your shot to hear what will be among the first NYC performances of the official Hamilton choral medley at next month’s New York City Bar Chorus Benefit Concert. The award-winning 80-voice chorus, accompanied by Matthew V. Grieco, will be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Musical Director Kathryn E. Schneider. The concert will take … Continue reading City Bar Chorus Benefit Concert: Be In the Room Where It Happens, All for a Good Cause

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Anti-Harassment Project at CBJC
City Bar Justice Center Announces New Anti-Harassment Project
April 13, 2017

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC), the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the formation of the Anti-Harassment Project. The new project will provide pro bono legal assistance to New Yorkers who are threatened, harassed or coerced because they belong in a class of people who are protected under … Continue reading City Bar Justice Center Announces New Anti-Harassment Project

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Save the Date for CBJC Gala
City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono
April 3, 2017

On April 5th, the City Bar Justice Center’s 12th Annual Gala will honor the global business leader Bloomberg L.P. and the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP with the 2017 City Bar Justice Awards, for their leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service. This year’s gala provides critical support for the Justice Center, which … Continue reading City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono

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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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NYC Commercial Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October 20th
September 20, 2020

“The non-profit clinic to which the city directs business owners on their website for “COVID-19-related legal assistance,” the City Bar Justice Center—which doesn’t receive funding from the city—is being inundated with requests, according to Akira Arroyo, who directs the program.”

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These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools
September 14, 2020

“Most city shelters do not have Wi-Fi, according to a recent report by the New York City Bar Association, and many shelter units do not even have cell service, making it impossible for families to use hotspots.”

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Universal Music Group Launches Youth Task Force in Honor of Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis
August 25, 2020

“UMG is also paying tribute to Lewis’ lifelong fight for economic justice, criminal justice reform and fair housing with a second initiative. TFMC announced concurrently that it’s contributing to the following organizations: Give Directly (national); Modest Needs (national); City Bar Justice Center (New York); Housing Crisis Center (Dallas); Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Project Home (Philadelphia); Safe Haven Family Shelter (Nashville); SEARCH Homeless Houston; Star C Eviction Relief (Atlanta) and United Community Housing Coalition (Detroit).”

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25,000-member NYC Bar Urges City to Guarantee WiFi in Homeless Shelters
August 24, 2020

“An organization representing 25,000 New York City attorneys has joined a chorus of advocates urging the city to guarantee WiFi inside homeless shelters and bridge a digital divide exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Advocates for NY veterans seek help, answers amid pandemic
August 14, 2020

“’We have spoken with too many veterans who have lost their jobs or have had to drop out of school, too many veterans concerned about whether they will have housing next month or who have suddenly been tasked with serving as caretakers for their elderly and ailing family members,’ Logan Campbell, project coordinator of the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistant Project, which helps low-income disabled veterans in New York City, said in written testimony.”

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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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