Our Mission

The City Bar Justice Center increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Drawing upon our relationship with the New York City Bar, the Justice Center provides legal assistance to those in need; mobilizes lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments, and other legal institutions to provide pro bono legal services; educates the public on legal issues; fosters strategic relationships; and impacts public policy.

New York Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Justice Center

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. Continue reading

The Informant: Matters Relating to the Death Certificate – by Pamela Ehrenkranz

Life is fleeting, but the information on a death certificate crystallizes certain information for time immemorial. Truthful reporting of the information contained in the death certificate is, therefore, critical if the record is to be true and correct. Continue reading

Improving Nutrition for the Homeless

Alidia D. came to the legal clinic crying, “My little son is wasting away. He won’t eat the shelter food. When we entered this shelter his weight was at the 50th percentile, and now it has dropped to the 5th percentile. He is anemic.” Continue reading

Thank You 2016 Gala Supporters

Thank you to our outstanding Gala supporters, who joined together on April 13, 2016 to celebrate pro bono and help sustain the work of the City Bar Justice Center. Continue reading

City Bar Justice Center Gala to Celebrate Pro Bono

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. Continue reading