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1. Full Blog Archive

(Web Page; Tue Oct 01 08:15:00 CDT 2013)

Just Thoughts is the blog of the Empire Justice Center, New York’s statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor ...

Description: Complete archive of blog posts for the Empire Justice Center Blog.

2. Bringing awareness to the many civil legal needs of crime victims

(Web Page; Tue Jan 12 13:45:00 CST 2016)

When you hear the words “crime victim,” what images immediately come to mind? Someone who was mugged or assaulted, or who had their property stolen or damaged? Someone who sustained injuries – physically or emotio...

Description: Crime victims may have medical, landlord-tenant, employment, child-support, and possible identity theft issues to worry about, in addition to any criminal court matter. Fortunately, the recently-created NYS Crime Victims Legal Network Project will bring awareness to the many civil legal needs of crime victims while also helping victims access civil legal assistance.

3. Blog Archives

(Web Page; Tue Jul 17 14:29:00 CDT 2012)

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4. Crime Victims Legal Network Project’s Needs Assessment Survey

(Web Page; Wed Jun 29 15:12:00 CDT 2016)

We are looking for your help! Please complete the Crime Victims’ Legal Network Needs Assessment Survey that will help crime victims seeking civil legal services. You may have come across it already – a hard copy survey in th...

Description: We are looking for your help! Please complete the Crime Victims’ Legal Network Needs Assessment Survey that will help crime victims seeking civil legal services.

5. Assisting Non-Custodial Parents to Modify Child Support and Arrears Payments

(Web Page; Wed Jul 02 15:07:00 CDT 2014)

Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect the...

Description: Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect their ability to avoid homelessness, remain employed, cope with illness and disability, and maintain a relationship with their children.

6. Long Island Immigrant Children's Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!

(Web Page; Thu May 28 15:03:00 CDT 2015)

Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Founda...

Description: Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Foundation.

7. The Crime Victims Legal Network Project: Moving into the Pilot Phase

(Web Page; Tue Sep 26 10:26:00 CDT 2017)

Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who com...

Description: Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who completed surveys or took part in focus groups and in-depth interviews: Thank you! I am overwhelmed and gratified by your participation and excited to share the results with you.

8. Nurturing a Passion for Lawyering

(Web Page; Tue Sep 11 11:38:00 CDT 2012)

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since I moved to Rochester to start my career as an attorney and the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow. I can still remember getting the call from Kristi Hughes on the last day of my final ...

Description: Our current Hanna Cohn Fellow shares her perspective on her first year of the fellowship, her Wage Justice Project, living and working in Rochester and more.

9. Giving Tuesday is November 29!

(Web Page; Tue Nov 22 14:38:00 CST 2016)

Looking for ways to take ACTION? On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support ...

Description: On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support organizations that DO GOOD.

10. Remembering 9/11

(Web Page; Fri Sep 09 14:13:00 CDT 2016)

Fifteen years seems like a lifetime ago. That gorgeous blue sky September morning. So many of us gathering in Albany for the first statewide Access to Justice Conference. The top leaders of the New York State Judiciary -- then Chief...

Description: President & CEO Anne Erickson remembers the day none of us will ever forget, 15 years later.

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