Due to inclement weather all 3 offices of Nassau Suffolk Law Services will be closing at 11:00 am, Wednesday March 21, 2018. Stay safe.

The proposed federal budget cuts seek to eliminate LSC , a major funding source for NSLS.


How to use the American with Disabilities Act to prevent DSS from wrongfully denying public benefits and services to clients with disabilities.

When: Friday, March 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip

Greg Bass, Esq., Senior Attorney at National Center for Law & Economic Justice
Linda Hassberg, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney at Empire Justice Center
Ellen Krakow, Esq., Staff Attorney at Nassau Suffolk Law Services

This program is free. To register, please call Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Training Line at (631) 232 –2400, ext. 3357

This presentation will benefit both those familiar with ADA rights with respect to public benefits and services and those with no such prior ADA training. A roundtable discussion will follow the presentation so advocates can share their relevant experiences at DSS.

We Honor Our Volunteer Attorneys


Due to the projected forecast, the Medicaid Overview Training scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th will be postponed to Wednesday, February 21st , 9:30 – 12:30

Eighty-six percent of low-income Americans do not get adequate legal help for their civil legal issues, according to a new study on the justice gap by the Legal Services Corporation LSC’s Justice Gap Report

We mourn the loss of Advisory Council member, Honorable Leon D. Lazer, a longtime supporter of NSLS. Justice Lazer served on the Council since its inception in 1998 and worked to assist NSLS in fundraising. His efforts will forever be appreciated.

Rudi de Winter

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Rudi de Winter who worked in our Volunteers Lawyers Project (VLP) for many years. He was one of our most actively involved pro bono attorneys since 1980, and worked side-by-side with our staff to achieve significant legal victories in housing cases.
Upon retiring from a prominent Manhattan law firm in 1991, Mr. de Winter became involved in pro bono work dedicating himself to NSLS’ Landlord Tenant Attorney of the Day Project. During his extended tenure with our VLP, he represented and litigated in hundreds of cases amassing over 6000 hours of service. Celebrated for his dedication to the pro bono mission, he was the backbone of the VLP.
His talent and generosity did not go unnoticed. Mr. de Winter was honored with the Pro Bono Commitment to Justice Award at NSLS’ 50th Anniversary celebration in 2016. He received many other accolades for his outstanding volunteerism in insuring access to justice in his community. Mr. de Winter was a generous supporter of NSLS, going so far as to earmark his 80th birthday gala gifts to the NSLS cause! He was a tireless defender for tenants and had several of his significant decisions reported in the New York Law Journal. We were proud to include Rudi among our ranks.

President of the Suffolk County Bar Association inspires its members to do pro bono work - (The Spirit of the Holidays by Patricia Meisenheimer)

The Touro Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides free legal services/ advice to eligible taxpayers who have IRS tax controversy issues and students assist with the cases. If the taxpayer has an IRS issue they can also assist them with their NYS Department of Taxation and Finance matter. They do not prepare tax returns.
Taxpayer Clinic Brochure – English
Taxpayer Clinic Brochure - Spanish