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CBJC Special Events


Annual Gala

The 2015 City Bar Justice Center Gala will be held on April 1, 2015 at the NYC Bar Assocation building, honoring the pro bono work of WilmerHale and IBM. The 2014 event was held on Wednesday, April 9th honoring UBS and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. We would like to thank our 2014 Gala sponsors.

For questions regarding sponsorships of the event, please contact the gala office at 212.249.6188 or jennifer[at]emgbenefits.com. - See more at: http://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/blog/2014/04/01/city-bar-justice-center-gala-to-celebrate-pro-bono/#sthash.hs8xelAT.dpuf
For questions regarding sponsorships of the event, please contact the gala office at 212.249.6188 or jennifer[at]emgbenefits.com. - See more at: http://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/blog/2014/04/01/city-bar-justice-center-gala-to-celebrate-pro-bono/#sthash.hs8xelAT.dpuf
For questions regarding sponsorships of the event, please contact the gala office at 212.249.6188 or jennifer[at]emgbenefits.com. - See more at: http://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/blog/2014/04/01/city-bar-justice-center-gala-to-celebrate-pro-bono/#sthash.hs8xelAT.dpuf


Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

Honoring outstanding pro bono volunteers for CBJC projects, the annual awards are presented during National Pro Bono week in October. The 2014 award ceremony was held on Monday, October 20, 2014.

CBJC Clinics and Trainings


Cancer Advocacy Project

Presentation

Date:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Location: Gilda's Club
Please contact fherrera@nycbar.org with inquiries.

Presentation - Medical Debt

Date:  Friday, January 30, 2015
Location: Jacobi Hospital
Please contact fherrera@nycbar.org with inquiries.


Consumer Bankruptcy Project

To be notified of future training events, please fill out the volunteer form and select Consumer Bankruptcy Project.

 

Elderlaw Project

Legal Clinic

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Location: Stein Senior Center
Please contact fherrera@nycbar.org with inquiries.

Legal Clinic

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Location: Woodstock Senior Center
Please contact fherrera@nycbar.org with inquiries.

 

Immigrant Outreach Project

Training - Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Certain Nationals of West Africa

Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
Location: NYC Bar Association
Time: 6:30-7:30PM
Free training but RSVP required - Please email dalicea@nycbar.org to RSVP.

Event description: 

Due to the ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, nationals of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia who reside in the United States and meet certain criteria may now apply for Temporary Protected Status.

The registration period for TPS applications has already begun. Starting in January, the City Bar Justice Center will host several TPS application assistance clinics for West African foreign nationals. Assisting with TPS applications is a straightforward opportunity for attorneys who are looking to volunteer a few hours of their time.

Attorneys interested in volunteering at our TPS clinics but unfamiliar with the TPS process can sign up for an hour-long TPS training the Justice Center will be conducting in partnership with the HIV Law Project.

 

Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network

Training

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Location: NYC Bar Association
Time: 2-5PM
Free training but RSVP required - Please email rduffy-gideon@nycbar.org to RSVP.

Event description: Do you want to help fight foreclosures?

The Lawyers’ Foreclosure Intervention Network (LFIN) has been helping New York City residents fight foreclosure since 2008. The foreclosure crisis has not abated, nor have the challenges homeowners face in trying to keep their homes. While New York State’s mandatory settlement conferences provide the opportunity to prevent foreclosure through affordable loan modifications, homeowners and advocates struggle to engage the financial institutions in meaningful negotiation.

Participating lawyers will learn how to represent homeowners in foreclosure settlement conferences and apply for available loss mitigation options. Though it may appear simple, foreclosure prevention is in fact a challenging practice area that requires determination, perseverance, and strong advocacy skills. LFIN needs volunteers who have, or seek to develop, such skills. LFIN provides a great opportunity to help your community while you hone your advocacy skills. CLE credit is available to those who provide pro bono representation.

 

Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Legal Clinic

Clinic to Help Clients Access Benefits
Date: Friday, January 16, 2014
Location: CRF House East
 

 

Legal Clinic

Clinic to Help Clients Access Benefits
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2014
Location: Clinton Family Inn

 

Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project

Please visit the NELP Events page to view the clinics and events for this project. 


Planning and Estates Law Project

Legal Clinic

Date: Friday, January 23, 2014
Location: NYC Bar Association
Please contact ioribhabor@nycbar.org for more information.
 

Veterans Assistance Project

Veterans Disability Benefits Clinic


Location: NYC Bar Association
Please contact ckilroy@nycbar.org for more information.