List of food banks in Ulster County

Families across the US are having an increasingly difficult time covering basic household costs such as groceries, child care, and medical costs.  As a result, families are reaching out to food banks for to help getting food on the table.  While we would like to get a list of all food banks in New York … Read moreList of food banks in Ulster County

Spanish speaking family support Services available through Family of Woodstock

Family of Woodstock, a non profit organization serving Ulster County and surrounding communities now has a family support services available in Spanish.  Their Adolescent Services program is happy to announce that a Spanish speaking case manager available to provide Family Support Services.  The Family Support Program offers care coordination to meet the needs of both a child age … Read moreSpanish speaking family support Services available through Family of Woodstock

How to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report focused on five New York counties.  The report highlighted how New York state is failing to provide legal aid to the poor.  The unfortunate conclusion of the report was: that in New York state, justice is “only available to those who can afford it.“ … Read moreHow to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

Learn about Access to Justice (A2J) Programs

Normally, if you can’t afford an attorney for a civil court case, you can get an attorney at your local legal aid office. In the past few years, more people have become financially eligible for legal aid, but legal aid offices nationally have shrunk due to lack of funding. This is where A2J programs come … Read moreLearn about Access to Justice (A2J) Programs

Free legal video resource for consumer debt suits

Our neighbors, our friends and our family members face an epidemic of lawsuits from predatory debt collectors—and they face them alone and uninformed. In 2011, less than 2% of civil suit defendants obtained legal counsel, which reveals two striking facts: debt collection agencies and law firms enjoy an immense advantage over self-represented litigants and free … Read moreFree legal video resource for consumer debt suits

Free Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

LawHelpNY and the New York State Office of Court Administration now make available a number of free online interactive self-help programs that make it easier to submit legal papers in court if you don’t have an attorney. The interviews are designed to ask “leading questions” to help ensure that what you submit in court is … Read moreFree Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

LawHelpNY staff were present at the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference at Touro Law Center.  We got a chance to learn about three new programs serving immigrants in Long Island and the greater NYC area. Below is a general description of their services with information on how to contact them: Sepa Mujer: is a … Read moreLessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

What would you do if you're stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights

Stop-and-frisk is still being debated in New York City courts.  Even though stop-and-frisk searches have reduced by 80%, there are still certain communities in NYC that continue to have frequent encounters with police.  If you are a community member or a teacher who is aware of  aggressive policing in schools or in your community, contact … Read moreWhat would you do if you're stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not lose your exemptions! These 8 facts … Read moreHave you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

Have a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer? Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York

Do you know what free legal aid or low-cost aid is?  Do you know how to even start looking for free or low-cost legal assistance in New York?  The short Q&A article below will answer some of the most common questions regarding how to find free or low-cost legal aid, the types of cases that … Read moreHave a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer? Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York