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1. Directing Cornell’s Legal Aid Clinic: A Fulfilling and Worthwhile Experience!

(Web Page; Wed Dec 11 13:29:00 CST 2013)

This fall, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a visiting clinical professor at Cornell Law School, where I am directing the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic. I am still working at Empire Justice approximately one day a week, and I will ...

Description: Jonathan Feldman's experiences at Cornell Law School.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Doing Time in Dilley

(Web Page; Fri Sep 15 14:15:00 CDT 2017)

This blog tells the true story of families seeking asylum in the United States- families that have gone through horrors not meant to be experienced, especially by children. Please be aware that some of the content may be considered gr...

Description: Empire Justice Center Immigrant Rights Attorney Prathiba Desai talks about her experiences helping families being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center. Family Detention Centers are inhumane, not a solution. With the Trump administration planning to expand detention, these human rights abuses need to be brought to light and these centers need to be closed.

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. 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.