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.

Win-Win Giving of Securities – by Tom Halter

As the CFO/Assistant Treasurer of the City Bar Fund, I consider giving to charity to be a vital and noble practice. Some pundits say that those who make philanthropic gifts live longer. To follow the path of charity and at the same time add years to one’s life is clearly a wonderful win-win situation, but I leave the proof to others. Continue reading

London Bridge

These days, it is not uncommon for attorneys to work abroad for periods of times. We are a peripatetic group. Certain ties, however, continue to bind. We maintain allegiances to particular places and causes. Perhaps you are an attorney working in the U.K. but admitted in New York and you want to make a year-end charitable gift to a U.S. legal services organization that provides legal services to the poor and underserved. Continue reading

Victory for Rent-Stabilized Debtors in New York!

Over the last few years, the Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP) of the City Bar Justice Center had to advise rent-stabilized tenants considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief in New York that there was a risk that they could lose their apartment if they filed for bankruptcy. Continue reading

“They Rallied Up the Families; We Brought the Lawyers”

On November 13, 2014, as part of the New York City Immigration Advocacy Initiative’s (NYCIAI) final clinic for the year, over sixty participants in the Children’s Aid Society’s programs received free immigration consultations from experienced practitioners. Continue reading

Immigration Women & Children Project in Vienna

Suzanne Tomatore, the project director of the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children (IWC) Project, was one of only four U. S. representatives from service providers to attend the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) October 22 & 23 meeting in Vienna, Austria, on the role of recruitment fees and recruitment agencies in trafficking in persons. Continue reading

 
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