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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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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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