Legal Services

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Programs that provide assistance in the form of advocacy, arbitration, class action litigation, legal counseling, legal representation, mediation, paralegal counseling, self-representation assistance and/or court watching which focus on a particular area of law.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
APPEALS BUREAUHandles appeals on criminal and traffic convictions from the District Court, County and Supreme Courts, and the Court of Appeals. Appealable issues are remitted back to the trial level for a lower court review.SuffolkAPPEALS BUREAULEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
ATTORNEY GENERALProsecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crime, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government HAUPPAUGE ADDRESS: 300 Motor Parkway, Suite 230, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (631)231-2424. Letitia JamesATTORNEY GENERALNEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
ATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICEProsecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crimes, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government agency. Letita JamesSuffolkATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICENEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
CENTRAL ISLIP CRIMINAL COURTHandles criminal and traffic misdemeanor cases pending in the First District Court, Central Islip, NY.SuffolkCENTRAL ISLIP CRIMINAL COURTLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CLINICProvide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofits and small businesses in low-income communities in and around Nassau County, with a preference for clients that contribute to social and economic justice. Clients include newly-forming businesses and nonprofits requiring start-up assistance and established entities that need help in connection with more complex issues. The Clinic’s start-up work includes: counseling concerning choice-of-entity decisions, incorporation, drafting corporate bylaws, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and founders’ agreements applications for tax exemption and drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts. Our work for more established clients commonly involves: corporate finance and securities law, commercial leases and real estate transactions, and employment law matters. In addition, we work with some of our nonprofit clients as project counsel in support of their community-driven activities on the legal topics of greatest concern to low-income communities on Long Island: housing, jobs, environmental issues, and more. Call for more detailed information.NassauMAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAWHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
CONSUMER DEBT LEGAL ASSISTANCE-NASSAUOffers advice and/or legal representation to persons with consumer debt issues, especially in matters of medical and credit card debt. Call for further information. Appointment required.NassauCONSUMER DEBT LEGAL ASSISTANCE-NASSAUNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
CONSUMER DEBT LEGAL ASSISTANCE-SUFFOLKOffers advice and/or legal representation to persons with consumer debt issues, especially in matters of medical and credit card debt. Call for further information. Appointment required.SuffolkCONSUMER DEBT LEGAL ASSISTANCE-SUFFOLKNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT-CENTRAL ISLIPHandles the prosecution of crimes committed between persons who are related by blood, by marriage, through child-in-common, or intimate cohabitants. Speakers Bureau discusses steps to take for victims of domestic violence. Government Funded. Serves Suffolk County.SuffolkDOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT-CENTRAL ISLIPSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
EDUCATION AND DISABILITY RIGHTS PROJECTProvides legal assistance to individuals with disabilities with a focus on access to disability-related services and programs, and on the educational rights of children.NassauEDUCATION AND DISABILITY RIGHTS PROJECTNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDProvides systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation to protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised.SuffolkEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLAND
EVELYN FRANK LEGAL RESOURCES PROGRAM (EFLRP)Serves as a legal resource for older persons and people with disabilities, and for the advocates who assist them. EFLRP maintains a Legal Resources hotline that provides advice and information about Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, and home care.EVELYN FRANK LEGAL RESOURCES PROGRAM (EFLRP)NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP
FAMILY COURT DIVISIONHandles PINS petitions, support cases, respondent representation on paternity suits, orders of protection, visitation, voluntary surrender of children.SuffolkFAMILY COURT DIVISIONLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION PROGRAMOffers immigration services, ESL and civics classes, translation of documents, and legal assistance.NassauIMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION PROGRAMLA FUERZA UNIDA, INC.
LAW GUARDIANProvides legal services for children up to the age of 16 in cases of neglect, child abuse, juvenile defender, visitation, foster care review.SuffolkLAW GUARDIANLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMOffers free confidential help exclusively for attorneys, judges, law students and their families on alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, stress, gambling, eating disorders and practice closings. Call or e-mail for more information.NassauLAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMBAR ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
LAWYER IN THE CLASSROOMThe Nassau County Bar Association provides lawyers to visit schools to speak on a wide range of legal topics relevant to the curriculum and grade level.NassauLAWYER IN THE CLASSROOMBAR ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
LAWYER REFERRAL AND INFORMATION SERVICEProvides lawyer referrals and referrals to attorney mediators to match specific legal problems. Client must be able to pay the lawyer's fee. Reduced first half-hour service charge.SuffolkLAWYER REFERRAL AND INFORMATION SERVICESUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
LAWYER REFERRAL INFORMATION SERVICEThe Nassau County Bar Association provides names of lawyers and contact information to match specific legal problems.NassauLAWYER REFERRAL INFORMATION SERVICEBAR ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
LEGALHEALTH NORTHPORT VA CLINICProvides assistance with housing issues; VA Aid and Attendance; household benefit applications and appeals; securing of federal benefits including social security, SSI disability and food stamps; denials of New York State benefits including Public Assistance and Medicaid; resolving of employment related issues including unemployment insurance denials; solving private insurance disputes including short term and long term disability; handling applications for naturalization; and estate planning including wills, power of attorney and guardianship. Call to schedule an appointment.LEGALHEALTH NORTHPORT VA CLINICNEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP
LEGAL REFERRALSAngels for Warriors connects veterans with pro-bono attorneys for legal assistance when needed.SuffolkLEGAL REFERRALSANGELS FOR WARRIORS
LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE/HEMPSTEADLegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance., Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosure and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Domestic Violence Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy,veterans. senior citizens, homecare advocacy.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-ISLANDIALegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus in on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy; veterans, re-entru, domestic violence, homecare advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-RIVERHEADLegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project Domestic Violence Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy, re-entry, veterans, homecare advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./RIVERHEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW UNITProvides legal assistance with divorce custody, child support, obtaining civil orders of protection, and helping domestic violence victims obtain legal immigration status through U & T visa applications and VAWA petitions. Assistance available in Farsi, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Mandarin and Cantonese. Please call for further information.MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW UNITNEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP
MERCY ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides assistance on civil legal matters and ongoing education for Mercy Haven staff and other mental health agencies on Long Island. Internships available. Call for additional information.SuffolkMERCY ADVOCACY PROGRAMMERCY HAVEN, INC.
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE MONTHLY LEGAL CONSULTATION CLINICSThe Nassau County Bar Association provides one-on-one legal consultation with an attorney on any issue regarding mortgage foreclosure. Call for more information or to make a reservation for the next clinic.NassauMORTGAGE FORECLOSURE MONTHLY LEGAL CONSULTATION CLINICSBAR ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
NASSAU PRETRIAL SERVICESProvides intervention in the criminal justice system: assists in getting eligible persons released from jail or on their own recognizance accompanies clients and family to court appearances counseling referral to drug/alcohol programs,housing, job assistance, educational opportunities.NassauNASSAU PRETRIAL SERVICESNASSAU COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
PERMANENCY LEGAL ASSISTANCE NEEDS PROJECTLegal assistance to individuals and families affected by cancer, to cope with legal, financial and medical issues, and to plan for the future of the family through the course of the illness and afterward. Appointment not necessary. Due to collaborative grant with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a new medical legal partnership effort is based at the Stony Brook Medical Group in East Setauket. Legal services are also provided to referred patients of Stony Brook's Primary Care Clinic in Patchogue and Good Samaritan's Dialysis Unit. A Law Services attorney works together with the clinic staff to serve the clinic patients.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
PROBONO.NETProbono.net is a national, online resource for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, law professors and students, and related social services advocates. The site promotes collaboration and makes it easier for pro bono attorneys to get involved, saving them time and connecting them with opportunities, training events, mentors, and searchable libraries of practice resources they won't find anywhere else. The site is organized by topical "practice areas" and geographic regions, built and maintained by public interest leagl organizations and law firms throughout the country. Probono.net boasts a total of 114,000 members. Some of our most popular sites include the NYC Pro Bono Justice Center and the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. In 2016 alone our Pro Bono Directories were used nearly 2 million times to find volunteer opportunities for pro bono attorneys.PROBONO.NETPRO BONO NET
RIVERHEAD CRIMINAL DIVISIONHandles felony criminal matters pending in County and Supreme Courts of Suffolk County.SuffolkRIVERHEAD CRIMINAL DIVISIONLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
ROBERT W. ENTENMANN VETERANS LAW CLINICHelp veterans obtain disability (and thus, often, health care) benefits and apply for discharge upgrades. Students may help veterans submit disability claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs, work on appeals of denied claims, and help veterans obtain increases in disability ratings, for cases in which increases are justified by a veteran’s service record and health status. Students also may help veterans upgrade other-than-honorable discharges from the military so that these veterans become eligible for disability and health care benefits. Working alongside physicians, other clinicians and experienced attorneys, students help veterans with service-connected disabilities establish that their disabling conditions are service-connected. The Clinic Practicum is part of Starbucks’ Military Mondays — an innovative public-private partnership that engages community veterans in conversation and provides free legal counsel at nearby Starbucks locations. Call for more detailed information.NassauMAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAWHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
SENIOR CITIZENS DIVISIONProvides legal services for residents over age 60. Contracted through Suffolk County Office for the Aging.SuffolkSENIOR CITIZENS DIVISIONLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
SEPA MUJERProvides free legal services and referrals to latina women in abusive relationships. Also offers a workshop, the first for latina women, is a free six-week course (in Spanish) on leadership and basic legal rights training. Topics include domestic violence, access to medical care and education, and legal rights as workers, parents and spouses. Legal services available to Suffolk County residents. All other services open to Long Island residents. Call for further information.SuffolkSEPA MUJERSEPA MUJER
SPEAKERS BUREAUThe Nassau County Bar Association offers a free public education program to help citizens understand our ever-changing legal system as it relates to their lives. Provides speakers to community groups, business groups, philanthropic groups, fraternal organizations, libraries, schools, classrooms and single businesses on a wide range of legal and law-related topics.NassauSPEAKERS BUREAUBAR ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
SPEAKERS BUREAUProvides speakers to community groups, organizations, schools, libraries on a variety of legal and law-related topics. Speakers are fully-qualified, accomplished attorneys who have a special expertise in the areas of law on which they lecture.SuffolkSPEAKERS BUREAUSUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

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