Monroe County Legal Assistance Center
One West Main Street
4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14614
Voice: (585)325-2520
FAX: (585)325-2559
TDD: (585)325-2547
 

Monroe County Legal Assistance Center has provided free civil legal services to eligible clients in Monroe County for more than 30 years. MCLAC is the Rochester office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

For a list of problems the Rochester office handles, click here.

List of Problems the Rochester Office Handles

 

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This is a list of some of the problems we may be able to help you with.  Because our funding is limited, we can't help everyone who wants a lawyer.

Fair Housing:

  • Discrimination in renting

  • Accommodation of disabled individuals (e.g., ramp or therapeutic animal)

 

Housing:

  • Evictions

  • Terminations from Rochester Public Housing, Section 8

  • Subsidized housing issues

  • Landlord problems

 

Employment Rights and Rights of Persons with Criminal Records:

  • Employment Discrimination

  • Employment Clearance for Background Checks by Public Agencies

  • Certificates of Relief from Disability/ Certificates of Good Conduct

  • Public Benefits denials based on Criminal Record (“Fleeing Felon” and UIB Misconduct)

  • Employment Discrimination based on Criminal Record (Re-entry issues)

 

Public Benefits:

  • Denials, Sanctions, or Discontinuances of Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Child Care benefits, Non Dependent Grantee, and HEAP.

  • Denials, Sanctions or Discontinuances of Emergency Placements

  • Representation at Fair Hearings

  • The Nutrition Outreach & Education Program conducts pre-screenings & assists Food Stamp applicants in Monroe County. Call (585) 295-5624.

 

Seniors Legal Services Project:

Civil legal problems faced by individuals sixty years of age and older including:

 

  • Power of Attorney/ Advanced Care Directives

  • Healthcare issues (including Medicare and Medicaid)

  • Evictions

  • Rights of Nursing Home and Adult Home Residents

  • Social Security Overpayments

  • Public Benefits

  • Wills, Deeds

  • Debtor/Creditor

 

The Project may in certain circumstances make referrals to private attorneys.

 

Cancer

  • Civil legal problems faced by individuals and families caring for an individual with Cancer.

 

HIV/AIDS

  • Civil legal problems faced by individuals and families faced with HIV/AIDS

 

Kinship Care

  • Civil legal problems faced by kinship care families.

MCLAC- Getting Help

 
No services can be provided through email.

No legal services can be provided, but we will answer general questions regarding accessing service.

Office hours

Monday

through Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Contact Information

Voice: 585-325-2520

fax: 585-325-2559

TDD: 585-325-2547


For most of our services, you must be income -eligible.  However, we can serve people age 60  or over, or persons with housing discrimination issue, regardless of income or resources. 









MCLAC does not discriminate in the provision of benefits or services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status.

About MCLAC

Monroe County Legal Assistance Center is now the Rochester office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.  MCLAC has provided free civil legal services to eligible clients in Monroe County for more than 30 years. 

We provide legal representation and advice in the areas of evictions and subsidized housing issues, fair housing, assistance to grandparents raising grandchildren, public benefits like welfare, Medicaid, SSI and food stamps, and assistance to senior citizens in a variety of areas.

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