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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

Empire Justice Center’s Statement on Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Plan of Action for Access to Justice in Civil Courts
Empire Justice Center applauds New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman for his leadership. Read More

Empire Justice Center's Initial Reaction to Deficit Reduction Plan for 2009-10 State Budget
Reductions in services for those who have been most impacted by the recession will ultimately result in pushing more people over the edge into desperation. Read More