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1. 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.

2. Empire Justice Center to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

(Web Page; Thu Oct 03 14:34:00 CDT 2013)

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Alternatives for Battered Women, Monroe County’s licensed domestic violence organization, will hold its annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Ontario Beach Park. The Rochester offic...

Description: On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Alternatives for Battered Women will hold its annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Ontario Beach Park, and a team from the Rochester office of Empire Justice Center will be there. Read this to learn more about the event and our domestic violence advocacy work.

3. 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.

4. Summer 2014: A Great Experience for our Diversity Fellow, Tianna Bethune!

(Web Page; Wed Aug 06 14:20:00 CDT 2014)

Written by Tianna Bethune, Empire Justice Center 2014 Diversity Fellow This summer, I had the opportunity to move back to my hometown of Rochester, New York and work with an extraordinary group of attorneys at Empire Justice Center. Wi...

Description: Empire Justice Center's first Diversity Fellow, Tianna Bethune, talks about her work and experiences in the Rochester office.

5. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.

6. Working for Justice: Beginning with Inspiration

(Web Page; Mon Jul 31 10:53:00 CDT 2017)

Written by Emily Miron, Policy InternIn the beginning of the summer, my mother gave me a beautifully framed poem about justice and finding one’s passion by author and artist, Mary Ann Radmacher. The opening stanzas pose important ...

Description: Emily Miron, Empire Justice Center Policy Intern, talks about what inspires her to work for justice and SWEAT- one of the issues she worked on during the 2017 Legislative Session.

7. Free Legal Help for Monroe County Homeowners in Foreclosure

(Web Page; Mon Oct 15 10:36:00 CDT 2012)

Did you know that if homeowners are struggling with their mortgage and facing foreclosure, there are professional and FREE services available from local attorneys to help them understand the foreclosure process? The possibility of...

Description: This post describes the settlement conference process and the free legal help that is available to Monroe County homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

8. Volunteer to Help Hardworking Families!!

(Web Page; Mon Dec 10 10:51:00 CST 2012)

The holiday season brings out the volunteer spirit in all of us. But for most of us it’s also an extremely busy time of year. So why not make a commitment today to volunteer during tax season after the holidays! C.A.S.H. [Cre...

Description: Want to give back to the community, but don't have time during this busy time of year? Volunteering for C.A.S.H. is the opportunity for you.

9. Sleeping Bags on Sidewalks

(Web Page; Thu Oct 23 12:24:00 CDT 2014)

I live around the corner from St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester, New York, which provides free breakfasts to people that need one in my neighborhood. So many mornings, there are so many people waiting for breakfast, th...

Description: This morning, along with the bank statements and paystubs, I will be thinking about sleeping bags on sidewalks.

10. Principal Reductions in Mortgage Workouts are Essential to Reducing the Discriminatory Impact of Foreclosures

(Web Page; Fri May 02 10:12:00 CDT 2014)

“Preserving an affordable home, in a stable neighborhood, for all Americans”—this phrase summarizes three key aspects of housing opportunity and the realization of the American dream. The foreclosure crisis and the res...

Description: “Preserving an affordable home, in a stable neighborhood, for all Americans”—this phrase summarizes three key aspects of housing opportunity and the realization of the American dream. The foreclosure crisis and the resulting recession, however, have undercut every aspect of this vision.

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