2014 Commitment to Justice Wine Tasting Reception – Sponsorship Opportunites

Please support the work we do by sponsoring Law Services’ 6th Annual Wine Tasting Reception and Fundraising Dinner to be held on Wednesday, October 8th at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.  For information on tickets and a sponsorship form, please click hereThank you for your support!

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.

Apple Inc. Refunds $32.5 Million

Apple Inc.  will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed U.S. consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents’ consent  http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-usa-apple-ftc-20140115,0,5591309.story See our December 2013 newsletter article page 4. “The FTC Says, “Be on the Lookout” Consumer Scams Target Children and ACA Applicants” :