Statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live through advocacy and service.
Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider
Empire Justice of New York state is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live. With a focus on poverty law, Empire Justice undertakes research and training, acts as an informational clearinghouse, and provides litigation backup to local legal services programs and community based organizations. As an advocacy organization, we engage in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of those impacted by poverty and discrimination. As a non-profit law firm, we provide legal assistance to those in need and undertake impact litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of disenfranchised New Yorkers.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCEBlog Post Ray Brescia
June 9, 2015
How do we use technology and innovation to break down barriers to justice and affordability of lawyers? This op-ed lays out ideas.
News Story Michelle Chen
July 15, 2015
After years of miseducating students nationwide, Everest College is finally toppling from its perch at the peak of the for-profit college bubble. But now thousands of alleged fraud victims are mired in a debt trap of epic proportions. Civil legal aid attorneys in Rochester, New York, are working to help students know their rights and get the debt relief they deserve.
Op-Ed David Dayen
July 24, 2015
So far, just a handful of students have seen their loans forgiven, despite a supposedly streamlined process in the Corinthian scandal. Many students are being left out.
Audio , News Story Lucas Willard
November 18, 2015
A new online tool will allow victims of crime in upstate New York to more easily find the legal help and services they need.
Op-Ed Mary McClymont
Chronicle of Philanthropy
April 8, 2016
Foundations have started to hear the call to action on criminal justice and have stepped up. Now, we must do the same to advance needed reforms in civil justice.
News Story Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
November 10, 2017
Dozens of young immigrants mailed renewal forms weeks before they were due. But their paperwork was delayed in the mail and then denied for being late.
Op-Ed Milo Primeaux
March 28, 2018
Being out and proud is important, writes Milo Primeaux, but visibility alone will not set us free.
Blog Post Martha Bergmark
April 3, 2014
From coast to coast, legal aid organizations helped low- and moderate-income Americans sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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