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2023 Policy Priorities – Empire Justice Center

Posted on January 25th, 2023

Empire Justice Center is a non-profit law firm dedicated to making the law work for all New Yorkers. Through our 360 degree approach – practicing the law, teaching the law, and changing the law – we achieve justice for the people who need it most.

You can read our full policy agenda here: 2023 Policy Priorities

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Policy Matters – October 2022

Posted on October 31st, 2022

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover our work to promote greater access to justice, the massive inadequacy of the current public assistance grants, how to combat deed theft, the launch of our new school discrimination helpline, help for people with student debt, presentations and recognition for some of our amazing staff, marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and our upcoming Celebration of Leadership event!

Read the full newsletter here: Policy Matters – October 2022


Policy Matters – September 2022

Posted on September 30th, 2022

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover our annual testimony on the importance of civil legal services, a final push for new tenant protections, our work to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act, advocacy for limited English proficiency SNAP recipients, recommendations for uniform standards of eligibility in family courts, a collection of recent legal education efforts, recognition of excellence in advocacy for several staff members, and last but not least – an invitation to our next Celebration of Leadership event in Albany!

Read the full newsletter here: Policy Matters – September 2022

Policy Matters - September 2022. Image of Senior Attorney speaking at a press conference with local and state-level elected officials. Kirsten Keefe