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11. Fall = Fellowship

(Web Page; Tue Sep 04 15:41:00 CDT 2012)

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Here in upstate New York, the sun shines brighter, the air smells cleaner and the leaves begin to turn their gorgeous shades of burnt orange, crimson and gold. As a mom of three school-aged kids,...

Description: The Fall season brings Fellowship to the Empire Justice Center - Now accepting applications for the 2013-15 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow

12. 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.

13. Winning with tenacity- Empire Justice helps save another home from foreclosure

(Web Page; Fri Jul 10 11:34:00 CDT 2015)

Dave is the epitome of tenacity. For more than four years he’s been fighting tooth and nail to save his family’s home from foreclosure. A single father of three and a Navy veteran, Dave was unable to work after a back injury...

Description: So proud of David who showed relentless strength in the face of adversity, and of the Empire Justice foreclosure team that refused to give up. Four years later we’re ecstatic to report David and his family are able to keep their home.

14. 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.

15. Bravo to AG Schneiderman

(Web Page; Fri Oct 26 10:23:00 CDT 2012)

There has been much discussion about the lawsuit recently filed by New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, against JP Morgan for fraudulent activities committed by Bear Stearns before JP Morgan acquired it in March 2008. F...

Description: Attorney General Schneiderman is coming under fire for his lawsuit against JP Morgan. Empire Justice advocates argue that it’s a matter of justice that banking institutions that purchased failed predatory lending businesses be held accountable – particularly since the potential for litigation was factored into the lowered purchase, or “fire sale” price.

16. The Supreme Court Reigns Supreme: Protecting Equal Rights, Access to Health Care for All

(Web Page; Fri Jun 26 10:37:00 CDT 2015)

WHAT A WEEK FOR JUSTICE! Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal subsidies for health care will continue to flow to those who need affordable insurance the most, regardless of which state they live in. It’s heartening...

Description: What a week for justice! SCOTUS issues decisions protecting the rights of all Americans.

17. Black Lives Matter

(Web Page; Mon Dec 08 14:30:00 CST 2014)

Fair treatment in our justice system is a basic American right. Everyone deserves equal protection under the law and to be treated with dignity and respect. The recent failures to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarme...

Description: Here at Empire Justice Center, we mourn the fallen and stand in solidarity with their families as well as all of those that have been affected by the inequities in our justice system that have been highlighted in the past several weeks.

18. 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.

19. The SWEAT Bill: Protect Workers from Wage Theft

(Web Page; Fri Sep 04 10:59:00 CDT 2015)

While Empire Justice Center applauded Governor Cuomo for the administrative mandate requiring bonds for nail salons as an important first step, the need to protect all workers from businesses which regularly fail to pay their employees s...

Description: While Empire Justice Center applauded Governor Cuomo for the administrative mandate requiring bonds for nail salons, the need to protect all workers from businesses which regularly fail to pay their employees spans all industries and is a crisis across the state.

20. 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.