Month: September 2016

September 14, 2016: Serving the Legal Needs of Low-Income New Yorkers Focus of a State Bar Conference September 14-16

More than 550 attorneys and paralegals from across New York meet in Albany this week to discuss how best to assist low-income individuals with a wide range of legal issues, including immigration, foreclosure, domestic violence, government benefits and housing. The New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Legal Assistance Partnership Conference, titled “Justice Rising,” begins Wednesday … Continued

September 8, 2016: NYSBA and WBASNY Commit to Expanding Legal Services for Domestic Violence Victims

The New York State Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York today announced a joint initiative to enhance access to legal services by victims of domestic violence. Women and men who leave abusive relationships frequently have limited resources. Many desperately need legal assistance in seeking orders of protection against … Continued