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

 

Campus Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking Hotline

Free and confidential hotline for victims of campus sexual assault and domestic violence to get help navigating the administrative and legal process surrounding their situation.

 

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 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 

 

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

 

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

 

Navigator Project

Helps individuals and families in 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

 

Reentry 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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