About Us


To protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation.

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Empire Justice is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the systems within which poor and low income families live. With a focus on poverty law, Empire Justice undertakes research and training, acts as an informational clearinghouse, and provides litigation backup to local legal services programs and community based organizations. As an advocacy organization, we engage in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of those impacted by poverty and discrimination. As a non-profit law firm, we provide legal assistance to those in need and undertake impact litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of disenfranchised New Yorkers.

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Informatics Department at the University at Albany

The Informatics Department at the University at Albany, College of Computing and Information is committed to providing students with real-world, hands-on problems. Teams of students from INF 362: Intermediate Interactive Design used their technology, problem solving and people skills to work on projects like the one you are using here. All Informatics students have opportunities to work on projects like this in classes, as internships, or through community-service projects. www.albany.edu/informatics/

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School educates students and engages faculty in promoting public policy analysis, good government reform efforts and public service. With a historic focus on state and local issues, the GLC nevertheless assists government at all levels—local, state, national and international—to address pressing social, legislative and administrative challenges in ways that are innovative, scalable, efficient and effective, while also exposing students, faculty and alumni to opportunities that promote public service. The GLC collaborates in a non-partisan fashion with key partners in government and the private, non-profit and philanthropic sectors to further its mission. Visit www.albanylaw.edu/glc.

Albany Law School

Albany Law School is a small, independent private school located in the heart of New York state’s capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to real situations. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With approximately 10,000 alumni practicing in nearly every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law’s graduates serve as a vital community and resource for the law school and its students. Visit www.albanylaw.edu.