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Empire Justice Center receives $25,000 donation


A donor who asked to remain anonymous has contributed $25,000 to Empire Justice Center to help homeowners and renters affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. A state eviction moratorium has ended and many landlords are now once able to move forward ...

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Empire Justice Center offering legal advice on unemployment benefits and paid family leave


The Empire Justice Center has set up a help line for unemployment and paid leave legal assistance. As unemployment claims skyrocket due to the job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the help line has been created for New Yorkers ...

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Telesca Center to get new first-floor reception area


The legal service agencies in the Telesca Center for Justice are planning to create a new reception area on the first floor and basement of the building at 1 W. Main St. Kevin Ryan, executive director of the Monroe County ...

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Rochester lawyer to co-chair effort to help domestic violence victims


Empire Justice Center Senior Attorney Amy Schwartz will co-chair a new initiative to improve access to legal services for domestic violence victims announced by the New York State Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New ...

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Applications sought for Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship

The Empire Justice Center is accepting applications for the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship, a two-year post graduate legal fellowship established in memory of Hanna S. Cohn, who served as the executive director of Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) ...

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Empire Justice Center to release report

Empire Justice Center will release its latest report: “Turn up the Heat: It’s Time to Raise New York’s Shelter and Fuel Allowances” today at 11 a.m. via email. A statement from Empire Justice Center said that New York state’s public ...

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Rahmlow appointed to justice center board

Empire Justice Center has appointed Jim W. Rahmlow to its Board of Directors for a 3-year term. Rahmlow is a partner in the tax department of Rochester’s Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP. “Jim has experience and wisdom that will ...

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Citizen settles lawsuit over wrongful arrest

An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a case defenders say highlights how hyper-vigilant border enforcement can violate people’s civil liberties. Gerardo Vazquez-Mentado, an Oswego county resident, store owner and naturalized U.S. citizen sued the federal government after he was ...

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Empire Justice Center posts election results

Four new members are serving on the Empire Justice Center board of directors. Newly elected officers are Jim Rahmlow, a certified public accountant with Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. in Rochester; Lynn Levey, professor, Syracuse University College of Law; Sara ...

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Empire Justice Center welcomes new advocates

Empire Justice Center, a statewide organization working to achieve social and economic justice in New York state, is welcoming five new advocates to its staff. • Daniel Brennan is a staff attorney working in the Foreclosure Prevention Unit in the ...

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