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Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (Plattsburgh Office)

LASNNY is the primary provider of free legal services to low-income and needy residents of Northeastern New York. Through staff and pro bono volunteers, we provide civil legal aid to victims of domestic violence, children, the elderly, those at risk of homelessness, people with disabilities and other low income residents. Volunteers receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses up to $200, malpractice insurance, mentoring and other supports. The Pro Se Divorce Clinics help clients with simple divorces and are staffed by pro bono volunteers and Legal Aid staff.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton
  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Chinese, Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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