NYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Knowledgeable. Caring. Hardworking. Humorous. Passionate about equal justice under the law. These are the qualities his former co-workers used to describe the late Phil Dailey, a Penn Yan, New York native and paralegal. Dailey was recently honored for his dedication to civil justice by the New York State Bar Association’s with the creation of a … Read moreNYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

We’re still feeling the effects of the 2007 economic crisis.  As many people, continue to deal with a lack of employment or underemployment, veterans are finding themselves increasingly in this situation.   Of the 2.9 million long term unemployed people who were denied benefits this year – 285,000 of them are veterans. There is a program … Read moreProgram aimed at helping unemployed veterans

Civil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

Home to over 1,000,000 veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the New York Army National Guard. Many of our Veterans have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan … Read moreCivil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

For the thousands of veterans returning home, getting back to life as usual is a hard task.  Many come back traumatized from all they have seen and encountered and in need of mental health services. Thankfully, on July 13, 2010, VA published a final regulation that will make access to care and the claims process … Read moreDo You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

Discounted Legal Help for Veterans

More than 250 attorneys from New York State are participating in the Veteran Referral Panel Program.  This program provides discounted legal help to military veterans in several areas: Obtaining federal benefits Military discharge upgrades Adoptions, and Bankruptcy. Veterans participating in the program can have a free initial phone consultation and enjoy a 25% discount on … Read moreDiscounted Legal Help for Veterans

Our list of top veterans' resources and programs

During this time we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Home to over 1,000,000 Veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the … Read moreOur list of top veterans' resources and programs

Important Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

Its hard to believe its already that time again.  Time to register for Fall college classes! For veterans that may not qualify or have already used up their Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are important state benefits and additional resources   available to fill in the gaps where federal benefits leave off.  There are also education … Read moreImportant Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

Our soldiers and military personnel can often fall victim to scams and fraud. Away from their family for extended periods of time and constantly changing their address, it’s easy to lose track and leave holes for a thief to swipe up your identity in a matter of seconds. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 62,000 … Read moreMilitary Consumer Protection Tools and Tips