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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 …

Barriers to Providing Civil Legal Services to Rural Clients

This article was originally published in the Government, Law and Policy Journal, A Publication of the New York State Bar Association, Volume 17, No.1, 2018. I. What Rural Clients Face: A Case Study In October 2015, John Doe1 called the … Read More …

Pro Bono Attorney Brings Holiday Cheer

This article was originally published in the 2018 Winter Issue of the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono News   Do you know a holiday pro bono attorney? While some of us travel for the holidays, take time off to enjoy the company of loved ones and/or tie … Read More …

LASNNY moves to its new Center for Civil Legal Services

LASNNY moves to its new Center for Civil Legal Services Opening January 9th, 2018   The Albany office will be closed on January 4, 5 and 8, 2018 to prepare for and complete the move.   On January 5, 2018, … Read More …

Request For Proposals – Strategic Planning

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) seeks proposals to assist the organization with strategic planning.   LASNNY seeks a consultant who can help facilitate a staff and Board owned strategic planning effort to (1) review our mission, vision and … Read More …

Holiday Party Awardees and Grantees Announced

Congratulations to the Pro Bono Awardees and the ACBA grant awardees   Awards presented at the Joint Holiday Party Celebration with the Albany County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and The Legal Project on Thursday, November 30th.   View images from … Read More …

Dear Pro Bono Community

Dear Pro Bono Community,   First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Myleah Misenhimer and I am the new Private Attorney Involvement Director with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. I am thrilled to be joining the … Read More …

Gillibrand Announces $600,000 in Federal Funding for Domestic Abuse Support Programs in Northeastern New York

U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, the Albany-based legal … Read More …

Welcome Bryan Gottlieb

Join us in welcoming new Foreclosure Prevention Project attorney Bryan Gottlieb. He graduated from Albany Law School, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review. Bryan previously worked in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy’s litigation department. While … Read More …