Projects

Economic Justice

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Whether it's helping veterans get the benefits they deserve, representing homeowners facing foreclosure, advising someone starting a small business, or helping a homeless family improve its situation, the economic justice projects lend a hand to low-income New Yorkers facing financial obstacles.

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Immigrant Justice

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The Immigrant Justice projects help immigrants in a variety of ways, including assisting with domestic violence and human trafficking cases, obtaining asylum-related benefits for refugees and providing information about immigrant rights. These projects provide direct assistance to clients as well as training for public officials and community organizations in order to guide immigrants in their path toward citizenship.

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Access to Justice Innovations

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We are interested in new and innovative ways to increase access to justice for low-income individuals and families, and from time to time we pilot new pro bono projects. Our partners on these projects include City Bar committees, the courts, law schools, legal services and social services agencies, corporate legal departments and law firms, other bar associations, and individual volunteers. These efforts will be featured in this section.

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Public Service Network

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The Public Service Network, a program offered through the City Bar Justice Center, fosters public service in the legal community by matching attorneys with legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities in the not-for-profit sector. The Network works with nonprofits to develop potential projects and facilitates the placement of lawyers with opportunities that match their interests and skills. Examples of volunteer opportunities include providing legal services to individual clients or nonprofit organizations, assisting with policy and legal research, providing advice with management assistance, and helping with program development issues. The Network also promotes pro bono development by working with law firms and corporate counsel offices to help them design, implement or improve upon internal pro bono programs.

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