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The press section of the Empire Justice Center website, contains press releases put out by Empire Justice and our colleges, in the news items and news from Empire Justice Center.

 


 

 

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New York law eliminates medical record fees for those seeking government benefits (FierceHealthcare)

A new law that prohibits healthcare providers in New York from charging a fee to low-income, disabled residents applying for government benefits is being called a “huge win” by legal groups that say previous fee waivers were frequently ignored. Read More

Bill ensures free access to personal health records (Watertown Daily Times)

A new law signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week aims to streamline the application process for Social Security, veteran’s benefits, disability benefits and more. Read More

Henrietta woman fights foreclosure to keep her house and wins (Democrat & Chronicle)

The foreclosure process can be maddening, even to attorneys who deal with it for a living... But free counseling and legal services can help distressed homeowners avoid certain pitfalls that can hurt a person’s chances of getting a loan modification, extension or lower interest rate. Read More

Suffolk creates hotline for homeowners facing foreclosure (Newsday)

Suffolk County has established a new hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services. Read More

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Press Releases

Joint Press Statement: Governor Signs Law Ensuring Access to Health Records for Those in Need

In a huge win for disabled New Yorkers, a bill (A7842/S6078) that will streamline the process for thousands of New Yorkers needing to obtain their own health records has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Read More

Empire Justice Center Statement on DACA Repeal

Empire Justice Center's statement on the repeal of DACA. It is now up to Congress to do what is necessary and right – pass a measure to protect our young people. Read More

Empire Justice Center Statement on Governor Cuomo's Hate and Human Rights Laws Expansion

The horrifying events that transpired in Charlottesville this past weekend showed us all that we have a long road ahead of us to reach a place where hate has no home in our hearts. We all have a responsibility to stand for what it right. Read More

 

Empire Justice News

Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference :
Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference, sponsored annually by the United Hospital Fund. Read More

CASH Coach Receives $10K Grant :
RACF Women's Giving Circle AWards C.A.S.H. Coach $10,000 grant Read More

NYSBF Awards Empire Justice $5,000 Grant :
NYSBF Awards Empire Justice $5,000 Grant Read More

Empire Justice 2010 Survey :
This summer Empire Justice surveyed advocates familiar with its work to provide feedback on the services it provides and to help shape priorities. This report details the survey findings. Read More

Support Our Work - Donate Today!! :
Two of three core funding sources for civil legal services continue to face virtual elimination and ongoing delays in the New York State budget will soon begin to force legal services providers to cut services, cut staff, close offices. Read More