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.

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

Justice Center Partners on Small Business Academy

The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project is pleased to partner with the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCO) along with ten other legal service organizations to host a Small Business Academy (SBLA) at Brooklyn Law School on November 19. Continue reading

Working with Federal Employees to Help Support the City Bar Justice Center this Holiday Season

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is off and running, and this year the City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) is participating for the first time. What this means is that anyone who is a federal employee, including lawyers, can support the City Bar Justice Center as part of their workplace giving. Continue reading

 
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