Welcome to the Empire Justice Center Training Center!
Welcome to the Empire Justice Training Center where you will find Continuing Legal Education and other training courses as well as resource materials designed to support your work and professional development. This page contains the most recent web courses, publications & periodicals, to view more please click on the links in the menu on the left.
Empire Justice is dedicated to providing legal services advocates and pro bono attorneys with high quality, hands-on, relevant and practical training to support their advocacy on behalf of people who are impoverished, disabled or disenfranchised.
We strive to develop and deliver high quality training programs that respond to the highest priority needs in formats that advocates can take advantage of readily and economically.
On our website, you will find notices regarding upcoming live training presentations and webcasts as well as links to training that is available for viewing thru the internet.
Empire Justice is a certified provider of continuing legal education credits in New York State and many of our programs are eligible for credits.
To be alerted when new trainings are posted and/or scheduled, register with our website.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION WEB COURSES
These webcourses are designed to meet CLE requirements. For a full list of our CLE web courses click on the link in the left hand menu.
HIV AS A DISABLING CONDITION: Maximizing SSI / SSD
This training will provide case managers with basic information about Social Security's disability benefit program. Read More
Child Care and Child Support
This course covers the fundamentals of the child support requirements for applicants and recipients of child care assistance. Discussions include the active pursuit of child support; good cause exception and determinations; failure to cooperate by applicant or recipient; the child support order; treatment of child support as income; what happens if the non-custodial parent stops paying support; practical difficulties and legal issues that may be raised by petitioners and respondent. Read More
PUBLICATIONS & PERIODICALS
Empire Justice Center manuals, reports, and periodicals including the Legal
Services Journal and the DAP News, are posted here.
New York’s Exchange Portal: A Gateway to Coverage for Immigrants :
Health Insurance Exchanges have the potential to eliminate many existing barriers to health insurance coverage for low-income workers facing reductions in salaries and benefits. Immigrant families, whose incomes tend to be lower to begin with, have been particularly hard hit by escalating health care costs. National figures from 2010 indicate that 75% of workers in noncitizen families were in traditional blue collar jobs, as compared to 60% of workers from citizen families. The average median annual income for noncitizens was $25,000, roughly half the amount for citizen households. In New York, home to 4.3 million immigrants, noncitizens are over three times as likely as citizens to lack health insurance.
The Long Island Foreclosure Crisis: Stabilizing the communities most impacted by foreclosures in Nassau and Suffolk Counties :
Study identifies hardest hit towns and strategies to keep families in their homes and limit damage to the local tax base.
The Affordable Care Act: Impact on New York State :
An overview of the Affordable Care Act's approach to reforming the health care system.
Tool Kit for Community Health Centers- Helping Patients Access Medicaid :
This tool kit provides fact sheets and forms on ten different topics related to helping patients access Medicaid coverage or other help with paying for health care services.
Disability Law News - March 2013 Issue :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue are details on the new Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-2p Evaluating Cases Involving Drug and Alcoholism (DAA). Additional articles include an analysis of the Court of Appeals decision on the treating physician rule. Also in this issue you will find articles on regulations, additional Court Decisions and many helpful websites listed in Web News.
Policy Matters - February 2013 :
As we draft this issue of Policy Matters, we are about to begin the sprint to a final state budget - possibly earlier than ever before. As you may have guessed, much of our work since our last email has been focused on budget issues. However, as you can see, we have other irons on the fire as well!
UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES & EVENTS
The training calendar features training sponsored by Empire Justice Center
and other legal services training providers as well as upcoming events that may
be of interest.