Our Work

LawNY® contains several different projects throughout its 7 offices that serve 14 counties throughout New York State. These projects and their eligibility requirements often differ by funder, and are subject to change due to changes in funding. Therefore, it is best to contact your local LawNY® office for the most up to date information about current projects and their eligibility requirements. 

Below is a core list of projects that LawNY® currently houses. Click on the title of each section for more information about a project and direct contact information for that project.


Affordable Housing Preservation Project

Works with tenants in certain HUD-financed properties to increase educational and economic opportunities for residents


Community Health Advocacy (CHA) Project

Helps answer questions and resolve post-enrollment health insurance issues for individuals and families 


Community Development and Economic Justice Project

Provides assistance to eligible not-for-profit organizations and community groups


Consumer Law Project

Provides advice and legal help to people dealing with issues related to debt collection, credit reports, consumer scams, student loans, vehicle repossession, identity theft, and bankruptcy


Disability Advocacy Project

Provides representation to clients who have been denied Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Project

Provides holistic legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault with civil legal needs related to the abuse


Education Advocacy Project

Helps at-risk children obtain the services they need from the school system 


Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program (EDCAP) at LawNY®

EDCAP is a program initiative of the Community Service Society. LawNY®’s EDCAP program assists New Yorkers through the Student Loan system regardless of having Private or Federal Debt


Fair Housing Enforcement Project

Investigates complaints of housing discrimination, and where discrimination is found, enforces the Fair Housing Act by litigating cases


Family Court Project

Provides representation to low-income individuals with cases in Family Court in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Wayne counties


Finger Lakes Legal Care

Provides holistic legal services to patient-clients through a health-related legal services project currently at Rochester Regional Health System and the University of Rochester Medical Center


Foreclosure Prevention Project

Helps low-income homeowners facing foreclosure to keep their homes


Homelessness Intervention Project

Works to prevent evictions and, with community partners, provides rapid re-housing to our clients


Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN)

Assists individuals with enrolling in and navigating managed care plans that cover long term care services, including home care services


Name & Gender Marker Change Clinics

Assists LGBTQA+ individuals in obtaining a pro se Name and/or Gender Marker Change


Navigator Project

Helps individuals and families enroll in health insurance on the New York State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace


Nutrition Outreach and Education Program

Conducts outreach and provides prescreening and application-level assistance to persons seeking to obtain or maintain SNAP benefits assistance in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne Counties


Pro Se Divorce Clinics

Helps low-income people obtain an uncontested divorce, with assistance from volunteer attorneys and law students


Re-entry Project

Serves individuals reentering society from incarceration and those with criminal records, prioritizing individuals seeking to obtain or maintain employment  


Senior Legal Services Project

Provides legal advice, counsel, and representation to individuals age 60 and over on a variety of civil legal issues

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