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City Bar Justice Center - Cancer Advocacy Project

Who We Are

The Cancer Advocacy Project provides cancer patients and survivors with no-cost legal information, advice, and brief services.

Our experienced volunteer attorneys:

  • prepare life-planning documents such as wills and advance medical and financial directives,
  • counsel clients on issues related to discrimination in the workplace, and
  • help challenge unjust treatment by health insurance companies.

The Cancer Advocacy Project does not see clients in their office and does not provide legal representation in court.

How to Get Help

We are offering remote services. Leave a message at (212) 382-4785 with your contact information and brief description of your legal issue, and your call will be returned within three business days. All intakes are done by phone. Please gather any relevant documentation and have it easily accessible.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We can provide interpreters for approximately 20 different languages.

Income Guidelines

The Cancer Advocacy Project services clients at 350% of the poverty level.

The client may be responsible for the cost of an appeal filing fee for a health insurance dispute.

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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Other
Description of Services

CAP provides eligible cancer patients and survivors with no-cost legal information, advice and brief services in the areas of life planning, employment discrimination and health insurance law.

CAP’s life planning service focuses on preparing wills and advance medical and financial directives. The documents are prepared by experienced attorneys who volunteer with the project. Life planning assistance is also available to individuals who are homebound or in the hospital or hospice.

CAP’s volunteer attorneys assist with written appeals challenging health insurance coverage denials, and employment law experts provide consultations on cancer-related workplace discrimination.

CAP also provides presentations for community and support groups on life-planning choices, employment discrimination, medical debt and health insurance appeals.

General Contact Information

City Bar Justice Center - Cancer Advocacy Project
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
(212) 382-4785
(212) 221-5318
Last Review and Update: Nov 25, 2020

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