Skip to Main Content

Displaying results 1 - 4 of 4 items found.

1. Empire Justice emergency response

(Web Page; Thu Feb 02 08:23:00 CST 2017)

Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport after President Trump's Executive Or...

Description: Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.