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The Justice Center’s work is to mobilize the legal community to respond to unmet legal needs. As exemplified by the pro bono programs it developed following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, the Justice Center has a history of training and mobilizing pro bono volunteer attorneys to meet those needs when disasters strike. Continue reading

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On April 12th, City Bar Justice Center Managing Attorney Alice Morey testified before the ABA Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness. Her testimony follows. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center legal clinic is now firmly in place at the Arverne Restoration Center in the Rockaways. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center has hired Victor M. Tello as its Coordinating Attorney for Disaster Relief. Tello will centralize the Justice Center’s various activities in training and mobilizing volunteer attorneys to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief. Continue reading

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After three clinics on two cold weekends, sitting in make-shift quarters on the street and in an unheated dusty store-front in the Rockaways, the Justice Center’s Superstorm Sandy volunteers landed plush quarters by comparison in one of New York City’s Restoration Centers. Continue reading

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It was cold and blustery in the Rockaways on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when the City Bar Justice Center travelled to the Rockaways with eleven pro bono attorneys. Continue reading

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This past weekend the City Bar Justice Center mobilized around 30 trained pro bono lawyers to staff clinics at two sites on both Saturday and Sunday in the storm-ravaged Rockaways. The volunteers gave brief advice to 59 clients and provided information to additional folks who stopped by with basic questions. Continue reading

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