PLEASE SPONSOR LAW SERVICES 2014 COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE WINE TASTING RECEPTION.

Nassau Suffolk Law Services is the only program on Long Island providing a full range of free civil legal assistance to low income, disabled and disadvantaged persons.  During 2013, 13,500 individuals benefited from our direct legal representation and advocacy.  Please join us at our 2014 Commitment to Justice Fall Wine Tasting Reception on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6-9 at the Carltun, Eisenhower Park in East Meadow featuring a dinner buffet and raffles – tickets are $100. With your sponsorship support, we will continue to provide free, quality civil legal representation to Long Island’s neediest resident. Click here for Sponsorship Form .


Law Services Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

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Members of Law Services Advisory Council convene for annual meeting in the Great Hall of the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola.

On June 10, 2014, Nassau Suffolk Law Services welcomed new supporters to the ranks of its Advisory Council membership: Regina Brandow, Esq. (Stony Brook, N.Y. ) John Dalli, Esq. (Mineola, N.Y.) Raymond P. Donnelly, CSA (Garden City, N.Y.), Cory Morris, Esq. (Hauppauge, N.Y.), Erin A. Sidaras, Esq. (Hauppauge, N.Y.), and Leslie H. Tayne, Esq (Melville, N.Y.).
At the Advisory Council’s Annual Luncheon held at the Nassau County Bar Association, the Council, under the leadership of Council Chair, A. Thomas Levin and Law Services’ Executive Director, Jeffrey A. Seigel, welcomed the new members and reviewed the Council’s upcoming plans for future fundraising projects. These efforts include Law Services’ Annual Wine Tasting event to take place at The Carleton, East Meadow on October 23, 2014. Dan Okrent, Attorney in Law Services’ Senior Citizen Project based in Hempstead, also gave an informative overview of the services provided in his Unit.

We are grateful to our enduring Advisory Council supporters as well as our newest members who recognize the value of providing access to legal services in civil matters to our Long Islanders in need.



Law Services Mourns

It is with great sadness that Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Pro Bono Project acknowledge the passing of Val Cherkoss.  He was honored recently as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month in November 2013 http://nslawservices.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Val-Cherkoss.pdf.  His generosity of spirit and legal expertise easily earned him this distinction in service.  Val was a person who shared our vision and the pro bono spirit.  He will be greatly missed.


Judges Overseeing Foreclosure Settlement Conferences beginning in June: More Accountability?


May 2014 Newsletter Now Available


Maria Dosso Honored

On March 21, 2014, Honorable C. Randall Hinrichs, District Administrative Judge of Suffolk County and The Suffolk County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts held  an awards ceremony for Women’s History Month.    This very special event celebrates women who have made significant contributions to providing access to justice and pro bono services. Congratulations to our very own Maria Dosso, Director of Communications & Volunteer Services for this very special acknowledgment!


Financial Assistance for Storm Related Damage to Your Home

If your home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program.
Applications for assistance are being accepted through April 11, 2014.
Apply online today at above link or call the STORM RECOVERY HOT LINE at 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263
).  For more info see NY Rising Program Flyer – English , NY Rising Program Flyer – Spanish


Free Tax Preparation for Long Islanders

Are you or a family member a U.S military personnel, over the age of 60, or have a low to moderate income?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be eligible for free tax preparation.  Click here for more information including the eligibility guidelines and a listing of Long Island Centers.


Home Energy Allowance Program

HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat related energy emergency. See if you qualify.