Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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  Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 


  Inspired by Social Justice Values 


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About Us


The New York Center For Law and Justice seeks to improve the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers by representing individual deaf and hard of hearing clients in a range of civil matters, pursuing policy and practice changes within New York City institutions and raising awareness around deaf and hard of hearing causes and issues.


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About Us


The New York Center For Law and Justice seeks to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers by representing individual deaf and hard of hearing clients in a range of civil matters, pursuing policy and practice changes within New York City institutions and raising awareness around deaf and hard of hearing causes and issues.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Daisy Darvall
Katherine Durnan
Bruce Gitlin
Margery Greenberg
Paul Grobman
Jeffrey Horowitz
Rikki Kaplan

Paul Klausner
Peter Kurshan
Abby Rosmarin
Jeffrey Rothman
Jillian Rothman
Huberta Schroedel
Matthew Weiner

Our Programs


LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM

The New York Center for Law and Justice’s flagship legal services program provides free legal services to low-income Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Leveraging more than a combined total of  70 years of legal experience, the Center represents clients across a wide spectrum of civil legal matters.



SOCIAL SERVICES PROJECT

The Law Center provides social services to the indigent deaf community, in addition to legal services. The Center approaches each client in a “holistic” manner, recognizing the interconnectedness between legal and social service challenges.



ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH

The NYCLJ’s Advocacy and Outreach Project addresses community groups and other organizations that seek informative keynote speeches, panel presentations or workshop and training sessions on issues of law involving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

 

DEAF RIGHTS PROJECT

The New York Center for Law and Justice began its Deaf Rights Project in 2012, and it has evolved into one of the Center’s most important endeavors. At the core of the NYCLJ’s mission is the belief in the need to advance justice to all individuals, especially populations that are routinely underserved.


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PROGRAM

The Holocaust Survivors Program was launched in calendar year 2019 in an effort to fill a gap in the provision of legal services directed to Holocaust survivors who reside in New York.  There are approximately 45,000 Holocaust survivors who live in the metropolitan area and many members of the population live at or below the poverty line. The law center has begun a pilot project to provide legal assistance to the Holocaust survivor community in response to a range of civil matters, including housing, benefits and issues involving guardianship.


 

Our Programs


LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM

The New York Center for Law and Justice’s flagship legal services program provides free legal services to low-income Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Leveraging more than a combined total of  70 years of legal experience, the Center represents clients across a wide spectrum of civil legal matters.



SOCIAL SERVICES PROJECT

The Law Center provides social services to the indigent deaf community, in addition to legal services. The Center approaches each client in a “holistic” manner, recognizing the interconnectedness between legal and social service challenges.



ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH

The NYCLJ’s Advocacy and Outreach Project addresses community groups and other organizations that seek informative keynote speeches, panel presentations or workshop and training sessions on issues of law involving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.


DEAF RIGHTS PROJECT

The New York Center for Law and Justice began its Deaf Rights Project in 2012, and it has evolved into one of the Center’s most important endeavors. At the core of the NYCLJ’s mission is the belief in the need to advance justice to all individuals, especially populations that are routinely underserved.


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PROGRAM

The Holocaust Survivors Program was launched in calendar year 2019 in an effort to fill a gap in the provision of legal services directed to Holocaust survivors who reside in New York.  There are approximately 45,000 Holocaust survivors who live in the metropolitan area and many members of the population live at or below the poverty line. The law center has begun a pilot project to provide legal assistance to the Holocaust survivor community in response to a range of civil matters, including housing, benefits and issues involving guardianship.


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Blog Posts

Deaf Football Team’s Inspirational Season

If you haven’t received the news by now, California School for the Deaf’s Riverside Cubs came within one game of securing their division’s title. Emerging this year from seven seasons of consistent losses, the Riverside Cubs—an all-deaf team with deaf coaches—entered its last game with a 12-0 record ...
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Featured in the NY Law Journal

Indigent Deaf Find Fierce Advocates in Husband-Wife Legal Team BY REBECCA BAKER REPRESENTING the indigent deaf poses a host of legal challenges for Bruce and Liz Gitlin, a husband-and-wife team who run a public interest law firm in Manhattan. Among them is making lawyers, judges and other officials ...
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Client Stories

Tyler

It was Tyler, a funeral director from Dutchess County, who arranged for the funeral of one of the law center’s beloved Deaf clients, Herman, likely an early victim of Covid. As the days passed following Herman’s death, it became increasingly more complicated to find a funeral home. Herman’s ...
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Karen

Karen arrived in the United States when she was four years old. She had been living in an “Orphan House” in Russia, as her dad had died in a war, the name of which she does not know; and her mom had died of a drug overdose. In ...
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Luis And Thanksgiving

A short time ago, Luis, a young deaf man, was living in his native country in Central America. While out for a walk with his friend, a notorious gang drove by; shots were fired; and then Luis's friend was dead. Sometime after the murder, the gang found Luis ...
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