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The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides free legal services to low-income upstate New Yorkers. We have 76 staff in five offices in the region, serving 16 counties and the St. Regis Indian Reservation.

Everything you say at Legal Aid is confidential. If you are eligible for our help you will be called back by an attorney or a paralegal who will learn the facts of your case and discuss ways in which we may be able to help you.

We may give you legal advice, information, or a referral to another agency or program. We may provide brief service, such as making some telephone calls or writing letters on your behalf. We may represent you at a hearing or in court. How we handle your case depends on what it is you want, what it takes to solve your problem, and the availability of Legal Aid staff.

On these pages, we post information that we hope is useful to our clients, our staff, legal professionals and the greater community.

If you need help, please contact us by phone, or come into one of our neighborhood offices.

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If you have questions regarding unemployment insurance benefits and would like assistance, please call (518) 462-6765 to apply for services.
Click here for more information.

The Legal Aid Society does not discriminate against applicants for services based on race, color, creed, marital status, national original, religion, sex, sexual orientation or sexual identity, or disability. If you believe you have been wrongfully denied services, you may file a grievance. Any legal aid staff member can provide you with a copy of the complaint form. It is also posted on the website www.lasnny.org.

News and Notes

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LASNNY in the news!

NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke about home foreclosure assistance at the LASNNY Plattsburgh office on July 13. Several media outlets covered the event.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the LASNNY Plattsburgh office.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke about home foreclosure assistance programs in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Monday. Photo: Zach Hirsch

North Country Public Radio, July 14:

AG: The state can help North Country homeowners facing foreclosure

by Zach Hirsch, in Plattsburgh, NY

Attorney general touts homeowner protection efforts

Attorney general in Plattsburgh to raise financial assistance awareness

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 6:54 pm
By DAN HEATH Press-Republican

NY Attorney General Touts Housing Counseling Programs

By PAT BRADLEY • JUL 14, 2015

Cutting the ribbon at the Saratoga Springs Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of the NEW Home of the LASNNY Saratoga Springs Office
June 4, 2015

Click here to see a WNYT clip from the event.

Click here to see a slideshow of the event.

To donate to the Saratoga Springs Capital Campaign, click here.


You Earned It!

Click here to find information on the Earned Income Tax Credit

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Success stories:

Good news is always welcome. Click here to read about a mother helped in domestic violence case, an active duty military gaining naturalized citizenship, and a veteran winning the fight to gain custody of his son.

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