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In Memory of Shamim

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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 …

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2016 Annual Benefit

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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 …

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Featured in New York Law Journal

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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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Landmark Settlement with NYC

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New York, NY – The New York Center for Law and Justice (NYCLJ), a legal services organization dedicated to representing the deaf and hard of hearing communities, negotiated individually with the City of New York, as well as jointly with …

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Jenny’s Light

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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, writes in his book, Lights of Holiness, of the imperative to bring light into our lives. “[Man] rises toward the heights until he …

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Sapphire’s Jamaica

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Sapphire walks into our office yesterday seeking asylum. Through an interpreter, Sapphire shares with us that she is deaf and she is a lesbian and is fleeing persecution from her home country, Jamaica. Sapphire has been targeted because of her …

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Henry Returns Home

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Henry was evicted from his upper Manhattan apartment within a few months after receiving an eviction notice.  He had been living in the apartment for over 12 years and because of an administrative error not due to Henry, his bank …

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Court Apologizes to Deaf Woman Denied Interpreter

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A deaf woman who sued the District of Columbia Superior Court claiming she was unlawfully denied an interpreter for grand jury service has received an apology from the chief judge. Michelle Koplitz on Wednesday voluntarily withdrew her lawsuit accusing the …

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One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language

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The fight for justice can wear on the body. That is something that Clint Barton, the member of Marvel’s Avengers known as the archer Hawkeye, is going to have to learn to cope with. In issue No. 19 of “Hawkeye,” …

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University Ordered to Accommodate Deaf Student

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YAKIMA, Wash. — A federal judge has ordered Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima to accommodate a deaf student this fall after the man filed a lawsuit claiming the school discriminated against him by withdrawing his acceptance. In …

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