Learn more Jon Whalen, Esq., a volunteer attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) through their Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) program.
Sarah pled with the police to help get for her daughter, but they turned a blind eye and said “Sorry, this is a family court matter."
Reeling from this newly diagnosed and incapacitating disability, Ramon was in a seemingly inescapable hole, but LASNNY staff attorney Stuart Thalblum, helped him navigate his mortgage foreclosure and explore his options.
In January 2020, Gail Brown moved into an apartment in Schenectady with her partner, her adult son, and her grandchildren. There were a few problems with the apartment, and she let her landlord know about them.
Paula worked with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York attorneys to secure benefits after a decade of denials.
The phrase “unprecedented times” was commonly used to describe the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but for Ms. Keenya Bemis, the terms isolating and worrisome are more fitting.
Christine came to the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and was introduced to attorney Stuart Thalblum, together they were able to ensure the stability for her family that she was hoping for.
With the help of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), Rebecca Thompson’s request for benefits was granted and they have drastically improved her life in ways many of us take for granted.
Fiona Farrell has been an essential piece of the expansion of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) Attorney for the Day (AFTD) program into the Glens Falls City Court.
Deborah Crocker, a participant in the Closing the Gap program, received assistance in appealing a default judgment regarding outstanding consumer debt.
Tracy Love is not a victim, though she understands why some would use that descriptor when they hear her story.
Carol Kerber was trying to do the right thing when she reached out for help to save her home, but like thousands of New Yorkers, she fell victim to a scam.
When he contacted the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (LASNNY), Glenn James was living in subsidized housing and at zero income.
In 2012, Paul Sabatino’s life took a turn for the worse. In a matter of months, ailing health forced him to step down from his supervisory position with New York State and rely on disability.
Marc Ehrlich received the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award, presented by the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.
For many years, Gary Morant enjoyed a successful career as a chef, even partnering with celebrities on occasion. But in the spring of 2018, he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was no longer able to work.
After 40 years of marriage, Patricia Carson was finally able to leave an unhappy relationship, but not without some unintended financial consequences.
Nyjah Pringle, a permanently disabled 24-year-old, was enrolled at the University of Albany when illness interfered with her studies.
Donna and Donald first contacted a local housing agency where they discussed their options. From there, they were referred to the Legal Aid Society of Northern New York (LASNNY).
Emma, a twelve-year-old girl was subjected to on-going bullying by her classmates. One day, these classmates jumped Emma and beat her nearly unconscious.
All Glens Falls Housing Authority tenants can now have emotional support animals, regardless of where they live, thanks to the persistence of Julianne White.
Julianne White had called several attorneys to no avail until her plight reached the attention of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.
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.