Crime, Legal Related

Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc. d.b.a. The City Bar Justice Center

  • New York, NY
  • www.citybarjusticecenter.org

Mission Statement

The City Bar Justice Center’s mission is to increase access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. In partnership with the private sector, the City Bar Justice Center annually provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy to 25,000 vulnerable New Yorkers.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Legal Hotline
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.

ruling year

1948

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Lynn Kelly

Keywords

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pro bono, legal services, civil legal services, justice

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Also Known As

City Bar Justice Center

EIN

13-6003018

 Number

5839142343

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Legal Services (I80)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The City Bar Justice Center is uniquely positioned to foster strategic relationships and mobilize the legal community to respond to emerging issues of the day; provide legal assistance to those in need; educate the public on legal issues and impact public policy. The Justice Center’s latest successful projects to address critical legal needs include the Veterans Assistance Project, Foreclosure Project and the NYC Know Your Rights Project, which provides access to counsel for immirant detainees held at the Varick Street Federal Detention Facility in lower Manhattan. All of our programs help low-income individuals obtain the legal assistance they need to stabilize their lives.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

1. City Bar Justice Center programs offer legal representation, advice, information and public education to low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers in the areas of immigration, economic and family justice. The City Bar Justice Center runs a free civil legal hotline, assisting 1,000 callers each month on a range of civil legal issues. We also operate the City Bar Public Service Network, which matches lawyers with nonprofit legal and non-legal organizations on volunteer projects. (Benefited: 25,000 people) 2. Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice supports a global movement to engage private and public lawyers to promote democratic values and to address public needs. The Vance Center advocates for access to justice; professional responsibility; a culture of democracy; Institutional fairness and transparency law reforms; equality of opportunity; and a legal profession that reflects diverse ideas and perspectives (Benefited: 175 institutions in 13 countries) 3. Lawyers Assistance Program provides confidential information assessments; evaluations and treatment planning; short-term counseling; intervention; collateral services to family members; referral; peer support; monitoring and educational outreach (Benefited: 216 people) 4. Office of Diversity was created in 2004 to work with NYC Legal employees to foster more diverse work environments. To date, we have 131 signatories to our Statement of Diversity Principles adopted in 2003-111 law firms and 20 corporations. It annually tracks the progress of Signatory law firms and law departments on key diversity representation metrics; hosts regular sessions designed to provide concrete tools to build an effective diversity effort.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Legal Hotline

The Legal Hotline offers free legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who can’t afford a private attorney. The Hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at (212) 626-7383. The service is bilingual, in English and Spanish, and can handle calls in any language through interpreting services.

Category

Crime & Legal

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$400,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.

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ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FUND INC
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc. d.b.a. The City Bar Justice Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Lynn Kelly

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Austin Fragomen

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