The Suffolk Pro Bono Project regularly recognizes pro bono attorneys who provide outstanding service to low income residents by honoring the them with the Attorney of the Month Award. Congratulations to those we have honored over the past 6 months:
January, 2015 – Mark Murray
February, 2015 – Lisa Fitzgerald
March, 2015 – James Corcoran
April, 2015- Louis Sternberg
Legal Tech Capstone Students Help Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Launch New Pro Bono Project. Click here for more info.
The Education and Disability Rights Project – is one of our specialized programs that serves persons with disabilities in both Nassau and Suffolk County. Formerly called our PAIR/PADD Project, this transformed initiative has a slightly different focus. In addition to protecting the educational rights of children with disabilities by ensuring the provision of disability related services, they will also assist individuals with disabilities in the negotiation, and where appropriate, appeal of adverse eligibility decisions pertaining to disability related services and programs, and advocate for effective life transitions for individuals with disabilities. Call 516 292-8100 for more information.
Child Support Pro Bono Innovations Project – The Self Help Child Support Project is limited to pro se services for custodial parents which will include law students and pro bono attorneys assisting with the preparation of petitions for a support order, or petitions for enforcement of an existing support order; and education of the child support process, including required documentation, and what to expect at a hearing, among other services. Representation is not provided. By appointment only. Please call 631 822-3279
ICAN Project - Nassau Suffolk Law Services has received funding from the Community Service Society to join the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) in providing education, information and advocacy regarding Long-Term Managed Care. We are assisting participants in NYS Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) and Long-Term Support Services (LTSS) in Mainstream Managed Care (MMC) Programs, and persons transitioning into MLTC plans. Services include education, information and advice to participants, caregivers and their advocates, navigational assistance and coordination, and advocacy and legal representation. Please call 631 822-3290.
Hot off the press – Law Services News SPRING 2015
On April 1, 2015 the Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau/Suffolk Law Services honored more than 300 volunteer attorneys and 26 law firms that provided distinguished volunteer service for the community in the past year, at the First Annual Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition Reception. The NCBA Access to Justice Committee is a joint effort of the NCBA, The Safe Center LI and Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and other legal service providers, working together to coordinate legal services for the community, strengthen the core of volunteer attorneys through education and professional development, and provide information on free and reduced fee legal resources.
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Suffolk County Human Rights Law has recently been expanded to protect source of income, veterans , military status and victims of domestic violence. Click here for more information regarding this expansion.
It’s that’s time again. Long Islanders who have low to moderate income can get their tax returns filed free of charge. To see if you qualify and for the nearest location please go to Free Tax Return Preparation.