City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) (NY)

The City Bar Fund leverages the strengths of the City Bar through the Justice Center to provide pro bono legal services to low income clients.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Bar/Pro Bono
Acronym or short name: CBJC
Tags: Pro Bono

The Center’s projects are organized into three areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Justice and Family Justice, complemented by a high-volume legal hotline and a pro bono program development clearinghouse.

The Justice Center continues to adapt dynamically to the city’s evolving legal landscape, evidenced by the recent creation of a Foreclosure Project in the face of the nationwide mortgage crisis. Such challenges become opportunities for lawyers to expand their experience and give back to the community. In this way, pro bono work at the Justice Center often transforms the lives of both our clients and our attorneys.


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Here’s Why Immigrant Victims May (Still) Be Afraid to Report Crime

Beth Fertig
February 21, 2017
Now that Pres. Donald Trump is strengthening border protections and limiting travel, attorneys who deal with victims of domestic violence worry their clients will be too afraid to apply for U visas.


As DIY Litigants Crowd The Docket, Courts Step In To Help

Cara Salvatore
January 6, 2019
While they remain rare for now, clinics like the one in the Eastern District of New York appear to be catching on in federal court as a way to aid self-represented litigants, for whom putting together a legally coherent complaint can be an insurmountable barrier.

News Story

Justice Gap Remains Wide, Hearing Witnesses Say

Tania Karas
New York Law Journal
September 23, 2014
Despite additional funding, the justice gap is nowhere close to being closed testified multiple people at a Lippman's Task Force public hearing.

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