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About the City Bar Justice Center

As the nonprofit 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, the City Bar Fund leverages the strengths of the City Bar through the Justice Center to provide pro bono legal services to low income clients.

Maximizing the City Bar's relationship with law firms, corporations, academic institutions, legal services organizations and nonprofits, the Justice Center provides legal services through volunteer attorneys working under the guidance of experts in the fields of Economic Justice, Immigrant Justice, and Access to Justice Initiatives.

Pro bono work at the City Bar spans over four decades, and today the Justice Center offers tremendous opportunities for attorneys to give back to the community while broadening their own network and experiences. Whether it involves helping young entrepreneurs realize their dream of opening a restaurant, winning a hearing for a homeless mother to get back a back allowance, negotiating to keep an elderly couple in their home, drafting a divorce for an abandoned spouse starting a new life or helping a veteran get the disability upgrade that will keep a roof over his head, pro bono work at the Justice Center transforms the lives of clients, and quite often, the attorneys who help them.