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Welcome Steve Nguyen

Welcome to Steve Nguyen our new Consumer Law Attorney, who will be dealing with utility shutoffs and debt defense. Steve graduated from Boston College Law School in 2015 and worked as a Public Interest Fellow at The Legal Aid Society … Read More …

St. Peter’s Health Partners Celebrates First Year of Offering Free Health-Related Legal Services for Eligible Patients

St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) in New York’s Capital Region recognized how patients with serious medical conditions often encounter legal problems that present barriers to their recovery. For example, patients with advanced cancer may need legal assistance relating to benefits, housing, employment, … Read More …

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York increases visibility, services at new Albany center

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for its new Center for Civil Legal Services near the intersection of Central Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard.   “We provide access to legal help for … Read More …

Empire State Development Announces Grand Opening Of Legal Aid Society Of Northeastern New York’s Center For Civil Legal Services

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the grand opening of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s (LASNNY) new Center for Civil Legal Services at 95 Central Avenue, Albany, commemorating the occasion with a ribbon cutting and open house. … Read More …

Gray Gables Should be Shut Down

The Gray Gables apartment building here hasn’t had a certificate of occupancy since 2008, yet there are tenants there, says the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.   Recently, on behalf of three previous tenants, the organization brought three separate lawsuits … Read More …

Justice Chambers to Moderate Event Where Eric Holder Will be Honored

Justice Cheryl Chambers, of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, will preside over a New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) diversity event where former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be honored.   Holder will be given the 2018 Hon. … Read More …

Crime Victims and Those Who Help Them are Honored

James Rypkema had been shot five times and was on the floor of his general store, losing consciousness. But he still had the wherewithal and tenacity to get as many details to police over the phone as he could about … Read More …

County Executive McCoy Presents Lillian Moy with Albany County Executive’s Citizen of the Month

A nationally recognized leader, writer, and trainer in the civil legal aid community was honored as Albany County’s Citizen of the Month for her dedication and commitment to Albany County. As Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, … Read More …

Legal Aid Society Announces Free Legal Workshops for Residents of Albany’s West Hill Neighborhood

Know Your Rights – Free Legal Workshops at the Legal Aid Society’s new office at 95 Central Ave., Albany.   Open to West Hill residents. Walk-ins welcome.   Workshops beginning at 12:oo pm, check in at 11:45 am.   March 13 … Read More …

Deposits no longer required for rent abatement hearings in Troy

On Thursday mornings, Troy city court handles landlord-tenant cases—more than 4,000 last year, according to the clerk’s office. On the day of our recent visit, Feb. 22, Judge Matthew Turner, now in his fourth term, ran through about two dozen of … Read More …