Without the Legal Aid Society, Stacey Lloyd would have lost the only home she has ever owned, the pastoral place in Porter Corners where she has raised two sons and cared for her granddaughter and, because she runs her own business, that is the center of her professional life, too.
When Annie Parsons borrowed a friend's car, she never imagined that a simple errand would cause so much trouble. Annie borrowed the car to drive the short distance from Cohoes to Albany and unfortunately was involved in an accident along the way.
Gail Spicer, a widowed homeowner living in rural Cambridge, New York, found herself headed down the path to foreclosure.
Veronica Reed is a LASNNY volunteer attorney who heads up a successful family-focused law firm in Schenectady, but prior to entering private practice, Veronica represented corporations like General Electric, Kawasaki, Booz Allen Hamilton, and MTA New York City Transit.
Donna Spinner was married to her husband for over 30 years, when one day, he disappeared. Complicating the situation was the fact that the couple was in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.
When Sandy Safeer received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Federal Bureau of Taxation, she wasn’t sure what to believe. She says, “They said I owed taxes from 2008 and threatened to throw me in jail for six months with no legal recourse.”
Filing a Social Security Disability claim is a nightmare familiar to thousands of Americans. But for veteran Joseph Perry, the nightmare is over.
Nallaris Fanas is now a citizen of the United States, and she is very grateful to the Legal Aid Society for helping her become one.
When Sharon Boula received a quit-claim deed in pieces in the mail from her ex-husband, she had no idea he had just tangled her in a complicated knot that could lose the roof over her head.
With a degree in business retail and a full-time job as an office manager, Vera Stokes never thought she would be in danger of losing her home. But when this hard-working single mom fell ill, things started to unravel.
The walls of Mike O'Donnell's living room are decorated with pictures of cities and stadiums, and he looks forward to collecting team pennants on trips with his son, Derrick.