Law Services News – Spring 2015 – Special Double Issue

Hot off the press – Law Services News SPRING 2015

First Annual Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition Reception

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. 

Pro Bono Champions performing the most pro bono service in 2014.

Complaints Against Your Regulated Utility Service

Need help filing a complaint against your utility service. Please see attached Guide to Filing Complaints Against Your Regulated Utility Service

Suffolk County Human Rights Law Expanded

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.

V.I.T.A. – Free Tax Return Preparation for Low Income Long Islanders

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.

Hofstra Federal Tax Clinic

Free Tax Assistance: Students and faculty in the Hofstra Federal Tax clinic are providing free representation to Nassau and Suffolk low income taxpayers who have received a notice from the IRS. Call 516 463-5934 for assistance.

This special edition  of Law Services News is devoted to our loyal supporters and Wine Tasting Sponsors and comes to you with best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!

Law Services News: Special Holiday Edition

The HEAP Program is Open to Assist with Heating Costs

Suffolk Attorneys Answer the Call

Suffolk Pro Bono Project Honorees

Foreclosure Settlement Conference Honorees

We are proud of our attorneys in Suffolk County who have demonstrated their active commitment to pro bono in the true spirit of volunteerism. In gratitude for the dedication shown by our pro bono attorneys, the Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA) (Hauppauge, N.Y), in collaboration with Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Pro Bono Project (Islandia, N.Y.)and the Suffolk County Bar Pro Bono Foundation, hosted a Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon on Thursday October 23, 2014 during National Pro Bono Week. Attorneys who completed a pro bono case during the last 12 months were invited to the event to salute their generous donation of time and expertise. Distinguished guests included Judge C. Randall Hinrichs, District Administrative Judge for Suffolk County, who addressed the honorees and commended them on their dedication to pro bono representation of disabled and low income litigants in Suffolk County. Congratulations to All!

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