News

First St. Clare’s Pensioner Secures Legal Team

More than 1,000 former St. Clare’s Hospital employees continue to fight to receive their pensions in full. Now, one of them has been able to secure a legal team.   The pensioner, who wants to remain anonymous, is represented by … Read More …

LASNNY Attorneys Secured for First St. Clare’s Pensioner

  St. Clare’s retirees who have seen their monthly pension payments reduced or eliminated have cleared a hurdle in their efforts to regain the money that was promised to them.   One of the former employees of the long-defunct Schenectady … Read More …

Report of the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, November, 2018

The Permanent Commission was privileged as always to assist in the preparation of the public hearing on civil legal services, held at the Court of Appeals, at which you presided, along with the Presiding Justices of each of the Appellate … Read More …

Lawsuit accuses town of Fine officials of wrongfully evicting tenants from two rental homes

  Two women have filed a lawsuit in U.S. Northern District Court that claims they and their children were illegally evicted from their respective rental homes by their landlords this summer.   The lawsuit alleges that town of Fine code … Read More …

Tax Problem Solving Day

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at LASNNY held a Tax Problem Solving Day, Saturday, November 3, at 95 Central Avenue.   Participants included L-R Sharen Moore, Local Taxpayer Advocate Greg Kiley, LITC Law Clerk Josh Komarovsky, LITC Law Graduate … Read More …

NYS Crime Victims Legal Network Website Launch

Susan Gagnon, a LASNNY Managing Attorney in our Plattsburgh office, is on the advisory committee for the New York State Crime Victims Legal Network.  The Network is in the pilot stage of its website launch, which provides a Legal Help Directory and the Get Started tool that can only be … Read More …

Celebrate Mary Maguire’s 34 years of service to Legal Aid

Come celebrate Mary Maguire’s retirement with us on Friday, November 9 at 6:00PM!   Fuller Road Fire Department, 1342 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205   $30 ticket • Cash Bar   Click here to register!   Make checks payable to LASNNY and mail to: … Read More …

Friends of Pro Bono Night

Join us for a night of networking and discussions about pro bono opportunities available in the Capital District at the Friends of Pro Bono Night.   Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at NYSBA, One Elk St., Albany, NY   Hors d’oeuvres … Read More …

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As you know, New York State annually joins the nation to mark October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We hope you will continue to turn the state purple in creative ways and consider ways that you can turn awareness into … Read More …

Welcome Roni Druks

Please welcome Roni Druks, our new Economic Justice Initiative Staff Attorney. Roni graduated from Harvard Law School in 2017 where she was involved in social justice advocacy through the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and the Harvard Law School Domestic Violence … Read More …