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About us

What we do

LawHelpNY.org, powered by Pro Bono Net, is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Our mission is to provide and promote access to high-quality online information about:

  • Free legal services throughout New York State
  • Legal rights in a broad range of substantive areas
  • The New York State court system
  • Advocacy groups, government offices and social service organizations that help low-income New Yorkers

We are committed to helping low-income and other vulnerable New Yorkers achieve equal access to justice by providing information that is user-friendly in English, Spanish and other languages.

What we offer

LawHelpNY.org is New York's only comprehensive source of legal referral information and includes:

  • More than 600 free legal service projects and organizations with their contact and intake information
  • More than 4,000 Know Your Rights and self-help resources covering 11 areas of law
  • Information about the Court system
  • AyudaLegalNY.org, a Spanish mirror website
  • Legal rights resources in more than 30 languages
  • LiveHelp, a real-time chat service that helps users find the legal help they need

Who we are

LawHelpNY.org is a collaborative project of:

LawHelpNY.org Staff

Program Director: Quisquella Addison, Esq. 

Quisquella joined Pro Bono Net in July 2016. Previously, she worked as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society focusing primarily on eviction defense. She began her legal career as the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow and LiveHelp Program Coordinator with LawHelpNY. She is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Mount Holyoke College. Prior to law school, Quisquella was the Constituent Services Director for a New York State Senator. She also lived abroad for several years in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where she taught and volunteered with a local women’s law project. She is a 2012 Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, holds a Certificate in Corporate Compliance from Fordham University School of Law and is a Certified Mediator. Originally from Boston, she currently lives in New York City. qaddison@nylawhelp.org

Program Manager: Tim Baran

Tim joined LawHelpNY in June 2018. His two-decade journey in the legal space has taken him from the Federal Courts to Law Firm Library Director to Legal Tech Ambassador to Legal Marketing. He works closely with legal services and community based organizations, and manages initiatives that leverage technology and LawHelpNY’s online resources to expand access to legal assistance for low-income and vulnerable communities and strengthen collaboration within the civil justice sector in New York. His LawHelpNY work with Pro Bono Net engages his passion for access to justice and love of community. He’s an avid podcaster - listening and hosting - but please don’t hold that against him. Tim likes to travel but loves coming back to Manhattan, his home for more than 20 years. tbaran@nylawhelp.org 

Senior Advisor: Anne O'Grady, Esq. 

Anne is a family and immigration lawyer practicing in New York City.  She has been working with LawHelpNY since its founding in 2001. aogrady@nylawhelp.org.

LiveHelp Coordinator: Aimee Latorre, Esq.

Aimee Latorre joined LawHelpNY in February 2018. Aimee previously worked as an Associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP & Coudert Brothers LLP, with a focus on commercial, employment and bankruptcy-related litigation.  Aimee is a Certified Mediator, and throughout her private practice actively engaged in pro bono work including immigration matters, as well as serving as a community and court mediator.  Aimee received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and B.A. in Political Science from Fordham College at Rose Hill.  Aimee is based in New York City. alatorre@nylawhelp.org

Americorps Vista Volunteer: Dennis Brink

 

Website Coordinator: Taylor Goetzinger

Taylor joined LawHelpNY.org in May 2017.  As the website coordinator, Taylor maintains a database of the 600 legal services organizations and projects listed on LawHelpNY.org. She is also a staff paralegal at Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY). Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University with a minor in Inequality Studies. Taylor lives in Watkins Glen, New York. tgoetzinger@nylawhelp.org

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