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Civil Legal Services

The Civil Legal Services Policy Advocacy section contains Legislative Memos, Letters, Comments and Testimony. You will also find news items, articles and reports that relate to our policy work in Civil Legal Services.



 




COMMENTS

State Budget Results: Funding for Legal Services - Cuts, Restorations and Hope for the Future
The legal services community has suffered significant losses over the past few years as state legislative funding has dropped from approximately $13 million in 2009, to $6 million in 2010 to less than $3.5 million in this year’s budget. Read More

Civil Legal Services - Comments



TESTIMONY

Empire Justice Testimony at the 2017 Human Services Budget Hearing
Our extensive testimony at this year's joint legislative budget hearing on human services. Read More

Civil Legal Services - Testimony



POLICY RELATED NEWS ITEMS

Empire Justice Statement on Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal
After the release of the Executive Budget Tuesday night, Empire Justice Center expressed appreciation that funding is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for several key programs that assist New Yorkers living at or near the federal poverty level. Read More

We Stand with ALL New Yorkers (Nosotros estamos unidos con todos los Neoyorquinos)
The outcome of this election has shaken us all to the core. (El resultado de las elecciones nos ha sacudido a todos.) Read More

Civil Legal Services - Policy Related News



POLICY RELATED ARTICLES

2016 New York State Budget Wrap
All of the funding outcomes for Empire Justice Center's funding priorities for the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More

2016 NYS Budget Wrap: Civil Legal Services
Funding outcomes for Civil Legal Services in the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More

Civil Legal Services - Policy Related Articles



POLICY RELATED REPORTS

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Fighting Discrimination Against Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers Under the New York State Human Rights Law
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people in New York State are now clearly protected by our Human Rights Law (HRL), thanks to new regulations issued earlier this year. Our NEW GUIDE explains what gender identity-based discrimination might look like, and how to exercise your rights under the HRL. Read More

 



POLICY RELATED NEWSLETTERS

Policy Matters January 2017
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More