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Patricio’s Pants

Patricio’s Pants   This is a very short story, before Thanksgiving, about Patricio’s pants. Patricio lives in a part of the city that is recognized as having a high crime rate. Despite crime in his neighborhood, Patricio is fortunate to have secured an apartment, years ago, in a public housing complex. Due to serious injuries […]

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In Memory of Shamim

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 for Shamim […]

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2017 Annual Benefit

2017 Annual Benefit   Our Annual Benefit will be held on December 5th, 2017 at The New York Athletic Club. Please support our work as we advance the civil rights of deaf New Yorkers.

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Anna’s Isolation

The Whitestone Expressway arcs toward the left after passing Citi Field and a few miles away, not far from the gray pastel exhaust of jet engines that rise from LaGuardia Airport, there is an undistinguished looking nursing home for individuals in need of continuous care. You enter the nursing home and there is pale blue […]

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Luis Stumbles

It appeared to be like any other Monday for Luis, last August. It was sunny; and there was a blue sky and light winds as Luis — a deaf New Yorker — emerged from a Brooklyn subway station to walk to the social service agency where he receives support. While walking to the social service […]

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Lila’s Story

When Lila’s mother was pregnant, she escaped Nazi Germany and settled in Brooklyn. Lila was born a few months later. Some years after, while at home, when Lila was 12 years old, Lila’s father collapsed in front of her from cardiac arrest. Years past, and Lila’s mother passed away, never recovering from the trauma of […]

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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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