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Featured in New York Law Journal

The New York Center for Law and Justice was featured in The 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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Landmark Settlement with NYC

A Landmark Settlement with the City of New York Leads to Significant Changes for the deaf. Landmark Settlement with NYC 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 […]

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Jenny’s Light

New York Center for Law and Justice is committed to representing Jenny going in to 2015. Jenny’s Light 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 […]

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Sapphire’s Jamaica

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 disability and sexual orientation. Over the past few years, Sapphire has been raped and battered; […]

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Henry Returns Home

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 bounced his checks.  Then, Henry’s landlord reacted in summary fashion, issuing the notice of eviction […]

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Court Apologizes to Deaf Woman Denied Interpreter

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 court of violating the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. In a letter to Koplitz sent Sept. […]

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One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language

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,” which arrives in stores on July 30, the writer Matt Fraction and the artist David […]

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University Ordered to Accommodate Deaf Student

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 a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza said PNWU’s defense that accepting […]

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New Year’s Resolution

We placed a small flyer on the door of a social service agency in the Bronx with our name — New York Center for Law and Justice — offering a workshop that we were sponsoring on the subject of legal rights of the disabled.  Over twenty deaf individuals from across the Bronx walked through the doors […]

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