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.

New Report Highlights Impact of Legal Services on Human Trafficking Survivors

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

Human Trafficking Victim Obtains Successful Settlement in Federal Court

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

Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 3: “Evaluating the Degree of Disability of a Service-Connected Disability”

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

Veterans’ Legal Series Episode 2: “Service-Connected Disability Compensation”

In this second installment of the Veterans’ Legal Series from the Justice Center, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler provides an overview of eligibility for service-connected disability compensation. Continue reading

Justice Center Presents First Video in Series for Veterans: Overview of the VA Health Care System

On this Veterans Day, the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project presents the first video in an ongoing series intended to help veterans understand the benefits available to them from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

 
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