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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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

In Memory of Shamim

Six months ago, one of our deaf clients-Shamim-became very ill and passed away. He was humble and kind. Shamim had immigrated to the United States over twenty years ago. He lived in a shelter; and spoke limited American Sign Language (“ASL”). We were never able to arrange appointments ...
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2016 Annual Benefit

Our Annual Benefit will be held on December 5th, 2016 at The New York Athletic Club. Please support our work as we advance the civil rights of deaf New Yorkers. Link For Invitation Link For Response Card Thank you as always for your support. Bruce ...
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Featured in New York Law Journal

The New York Center for Law and Justice was recently featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal on December 7, 2015. Click here to see the full article ...
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Client Stories

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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Winston’s Home

Winston grew up with his parents in public housing in New York City. Winston is deaf and in his late twenties; has graduated high school; and is proud of his position, sorting mail, for a national mail carrier that pays Winston a minimum wage. When Winston's parents decided ...
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Drew’s Thanksgiving

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of meeting Drew, a deaf man, on the first day of his release from prison, after spending many years behind bars. Drew's shorter sentence was extended while in prison because of altercations, including with prison guards. As part of Drew's ...
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Testimonials

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"I came to the Center willing to learn and ready to start a new chapter in my life, but little did I know how incredibly life changing and eye opening the experience was going to be, and how true the statement is that it takes just one person to make a lasting impact."

Julie B., Former Intern

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"I was fleeing my country where I had been tortured. As the only law firm in New York City that represents the deaf and hard of hearing, it is of utmost importance to recognize and support this law center."

Gibril G., Former Client

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"When I step through the doors of the New York Center for Law and Justice, I see something very uncommon for a law firm. The fact that at its core it is built upon strong community bonds and the belief that kindness is one of the most valuable things in the world. Having studied ASL in high school I have been able to observe sign language interpreters at the center. The culmination of these experiences have also given me the ability to strive to be the best person I can be."

Robbie M., Current Intern

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"My experience at the Center has been nothing but meaningful. Bruce and Liz have inspired me to act and think more selflessly, and they have broadened my knowledge of the deaf community and the legal world. After working with both of them, I am confident that they will provide me with future guidance and support in my pursuit of a profession in the legal services field."

Andrew Y., Current Intern

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"By observing and participating in the work the Center does I learned about more aspects of law than I ever expected from a summer internship. The NYCLJ advocates for clients on an individual basis and works on impact litigation to create a lasting impact for the entire deaf community."

Genevieve L., Current Intern

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