Special Projects

What We Do

Special Projects

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is a law firm for poor people. We provide free assistance and representation to low income people in civil, not criminal, cases. Our staff are highly skilled, committed individuals who are experts in the practice of poverty law. In addition to general legal services, the following projects target special needs in the community.

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Children’s Law Project

The Children’s Law Project is dedicated to providing legal services to ensure that low income children experience the success that every child needs and deserves. Our free, high quality civil legal services help children in school, in preparing for college and in the home. We help children get the educational supports and programming they need to flourish, tailored to their specific disabilities or situation. We ensure children are treated fairly, even when they make a mistake. And we help children and their parents get the income and health care they need to make their home life more stable. We help low income children succeed so that they will have a fair chance to move out of poverty. Read more …

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Consumer Law Clinic

The Legal Aid Society of North­eastern New York’s Consumer Law Project assists low income clients with non-mortgage consumer legal issues. The Project assists as many clients as possible by distributing information, holding monthly clinics and representing individuals when appropriate. Read more …

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Serving victims of domestic violence in Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties Read more …

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Foreclosure Prevention Project

The Foreclosure Prevention Project helps low and moderate income homeowners that have been sued for foreclosure. Assistance may include advice, brief service, representation in court settlement conferences and negotiations with the lender, and/or representation in litigation. We also assist homeowners who have been victimized by foreclosure rescue scams. The project involves partnerships with ten community agencies and serves all 16 counties in our service area. If you have received a Summons and Complaint to institute foreclosure proceedings or have been taken advantage of by a foreclosure rescue scam, please call the Legal Aid Society. Our services are free for eligible clients. Please don’t delay if you want to save your home, or want information about your rights. Read more …

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Were you denied Social Security benefits?
Do you have bills you cannot pay?
Are you being evicted from your home?
Are you interested in planning for your future health care needs and decision-making?
Do you wish to prepare a will or leave plans for your family upon your passing?
Have you experienced discrimination because of your HIV status?
Do you have another non-criminal legal problem for which you need assistance?
The HIV/AIDS Law Consortium may be able to help. Read more …

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Immigration Law Project

The Immigration Intake Unit of the Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, will provide high quality and vigorous representation in immigration-related matters to persons residing in Northeastern New York. Read more …

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Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program

DO YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD? Is your record getting in the way of housing, employment, or other opportunities? We can help!

Contact us for free legal assistance! Read more …

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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) offers tax advice and representation to low income New Yorkers who are having problems with their federal income taxes. The clinic does not generally provide tax return preparation services. We can provide interpretation for all languages. Read more …

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The goal of the Senior Legal Services Program is to provide quality legal services for residents of Albany County who are 60 years of age and over. Read more …

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The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) offers free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers to nutrition assistance programs such as the SNAP program, the School Breakfast Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Read more …

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