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Tax Scams Remain on the Rise

The IRS has warned about tax scams which try to trick people and steal their money. Be aware of these scams to help avoid becoming a victim.   In one scam, fraudsters claiming to be from “IRS Online” send emails … Read More …

As LASNNY’s Lillian Moy Retires, Executive Search Begins

To LASNNY’s staff and friends,   Lillian Moy has, after many years leading the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, decided to step back at the end of this year. The LASNNY Board of Directors has taken up the crucial … Read More …

St. Lawrence County Fair Housing Task Force addresses housing discrimination

A June 2021 survey conducted by Jefferson Community College found that between 13% and 16% of respondents said they had experienced some form of discrimination in their search for housing over the prior 12 months.   “If it’s 13% to … Read More …

LASNNY Attorney Damara Fredette receives 2022 WBANYS Outstanding New Attorney Award

Congratulations Damara Fredette!   Damara is the recipient of the 2022 Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Doris S. Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements within the profession and outstanding contributions within … Read More …

LASNNY Welcomes Cole Malerba

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York welcomes Cole Malerba to the team!   Cole is working in our Albany Office as a Legal Secretary providing administrative support to LASNNY’s attorneys and paralegals and assisting them in offering legal … Read More …

Attorney General James Sues to Protect St. Clare’s Hospital Retirees

We are pleased that OAG has taken this step, which can only benefit our clients and the other hardworking pensioners who are simply seeking the money they were promised as a part of their employment,” said Victoria Esposito, advocacy director, … Read More …

New Working Group to Examine New York State Courts’ Pandemic-Related Practices, Propose Post-Pandemic Steps

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore today announced the formation of the Pandemic Practices Working Group, which will hold a series of public hearings around the state over the coming months to examine the Court System’s response to COVID-19, consider post-pandemic procedures … Read More …

Skyrocketing rent costs threaten Albany’s low-income renters

A red-hot housing market combined with the pressure of holdover evictions from the state’s moratorium during the pandemic is putting pressure on lower-income tenants across the city, leaving some at risk of becoming homeless.   And the city isn’t the … Read More …

SNAP Helps New Yorkers Buy Food

SNAP provides monthly benefits that you can use to buy food at grocery stores and farmers markets. SNAP helps millions of New Yorkers put food on their tables.   The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can tell you if … Read More …

471 Evictions Filed in Albany County Since January

Few evictions have been carried out in some of the Capital Region’s most populous areas since the suspension of the state’s moratorium, according to recent data.   After the law protecting tenants who had experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 … Read More …