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Empire Justice Taining Center

2009 ended in a blaze of training events, including the delivery and video-taping of 12 substantive law programs. We wish to give special recognition to advocates in our community who are working hard to make high quality training available to legal services advocates and pro bono volunteers in New York. Read More


Empire Justice Training Center Highlights: Training of the Month

2009 ended in a blaze of training events, including the delivery and video-taping of 12 substantive law programs. We wish to give special recognition to advocates in our community who are working hard to make high quality training available to legal services advocates and pro bono volunteers in New York. Read More


Legislature Passes Comprehensive Foreclosure Legislation

The training includes a hands-on guide to the settlement conferences, an overview of the foreclosure process and sub-prime loans, recent changes in the law and emerging federal programs, legal claims, and defenses, as well as sample forms. Read More


Survey - The Welfare Task Force is changing its name

The Welfare Task Force is changing its name to reflect the range of topics it will cover. Please take a few moments to answer a Survey Monkey questionnaire that will help determine the future direction of the Public Benefits Task Force. Read More


New SSI Trainings Added to the ORC

Recently added to the ORC are two new SSI trainings that were recorded at the 2008 Partnership Conference. Read More


On-line Resource Center Featured Trainings

The ORC has recently added a new training and two new presentations available for viewing over the web by attorneys and advocates. In most cases, there is no charge for viewing these trainings, and anyone who wishes to view these trainings must register. Read More


Training Advisory Board Ten Initiatives for the Year Ahead

The Training Advisory Board (TAB) invites all legal assistance staff to work with us in pursuing the training and support initiatives described in this article. Read More


Training Advisory Board Forms

Representatives of IOLA grantee organizations located outside of New York City have come together to form the Training Advisory Board (“TAB”) which will identify high priority training needs and help in the scheduling, coordination and delivery of training. Empire Justice Training Director, Jerry Wein, and Training Coordinator, Michelle Peterson, will coordinate and serve as staff to TAB. Read More


An Interview with the Empire Justice Training Director

Jerry Wein has recently been hired as the Empire Justice Training Director. In this interview, Jerry provides some insights into how he hopes to strengthen the legal services training community. Read More


Continuing Legal Education Credits Now Available Through On-line Trainings

The Western New York Law Center (Buffalo, NY) and the Empire Justice Center (Rochester, Albany, White Plains, NY) have joined together to make 14 trainings in various aspects of civil law available for viewing over the web by attorneys and staff. Read More


Online Resource Center Video Trainings Now Available

Empire Justice Center and the Western New York Law Center (WNYLC) are pleased to announce the new on-demand Substantive Law Training Center as part of the Online Resource Center (ORC). In this new area of the ORC, we will provide access to our growing library of previously recorded training. Read More


Online Resource Center Video Trainings Now Available

Empire Justice Center and the Western New York Law Center (WNYLC) are pleased to announce the new on-demand Substantive Law Training Center as part of the Online Resource Center (ORC). Read More