Category Archives: City Bar Justice Center

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

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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

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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

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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

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Executive Director Lynn Kelly and former City Bar Executive Director Barbara Berger Opotowsky share the details of their recent trips to Guantánamo Bay in a New York Law Journal essay. Continue reading

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Many veterans suffer from an injury or disease that is linked to an event that occurred during their time in service, thus making these veterans eligible for service-connected disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Figuring out how to establish that link— or nexus, from ailment to service can be a mystifying task for veterans and individuals unfamiliar with veterans law. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center has released a nine-month report on the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, a collaboration with the United States District Court for the Eastern District and the first office dedicated to providing advice, limited-scope legal assistance, and information to people proceeding pro se in a variety of federal civil cases in New York. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) has released a report examining how legal services have helped clients change their lives. Continue reading

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From the time she was five years old, Miriam (not her real name), a Nigerian victim of human trafficking, lived with an aunt’s family where she was mistreated and abused, especially by an older cousin. Continue reading

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In this third installment of the Veterans’ Legal Series from the City Bar Justice Center, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler discusses how the VA evaluates the degree of disability of a service-connected injury or disease. Continue reading

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