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Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Albany Office LSC Funded

https://www.lasnny.org/

Who We Are

The Albany office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides civil legal services to low income residents of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.

We provide free advice, brief service, referrals, community legal education, and full representation in a variety of legal matters.

We also provide services through our many special projects including the

  • Disability Advocacy Project, Nutrition Outreach
  • Education Project
  • Homelessness Prevention Projects
  • Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project
  • Senior Legal Services Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Project
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Medical Legal Project
  • Children's Law Project
  • Upstate New York
  • Immigration Law Project
  • ReEntry Project,
  • HIV/AIDS Law Consortium.

Additionally, our Private Attorney Involvement program works with local private lawyers who volunteer to represent our clients without charge on cases such as name change, divorce, bankruptcy, wills and advance directives, evictions or consumer defense.

Please call our Albany office (local) (518) 462-6765 or (toll-free) 1 (800) 462-2922 or visit our website at www.lasnny.org for more information about our services, special projects, self-help resources, and how to contact each office.

Legal Aid of Northeastern New York has offices in Albany, Amsterdam, Canton, Plattsburgh, and Saratoga Springs and serves 16 counties. Special projects vary by office and county.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Albany County
  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Schenectady County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Bulgarian / Български
  • Chinese / 中文
  • French / Français
  • Gujarati / ગુજરાતી
  • Hindi / हिन्दी
  • Polish / Język Polski
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We have access to interpreter services for all languages.

Income Guidelines

Income caps vary per program.

Some special projects have income caps at 150% or 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Additionally, people with incomes up to 200% of the poverty guidelines are generally eligible.

We may ask about fixed debts and obligations, employment-related and medical expenses, and other factors.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
200
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES
Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve individuals currently incarcerated (in prison).

Some projects serve specific communities, such as HIV positive individuals and their families.

Must reside in Albany County, Columbia County, Greene County, Rensselaer County, or Schenectady County.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Advice, brief service, referral or legal education will be provided to all callers, including referrals to our volunteer lawyer program if appropriate and feasible.

Full representation is generally provided only for a portion of cases.

Please note: due to limited resources, LASNNY is not always able to provide full representation to all who qualify.

If you are seeking a divorce, full representation may be provided for victims of domestic violence. Your case may be referred to us through a program we partner with in your county.

Our Private Attorney Involvement program works with local private lawyers who volunteer to represent our clients without charge on cases such as name change, divorce, bankruptcy, wills and advance directives, evictions or consumer defense.

Also, for certain legal issues, free Pro Se clinics or self-help materials may be available.

Please call our office or visit lasnny.org for more details about our available services, special projects, and self-help resources.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency?

Immediate lack of shelter, food or clothing; court or other legal deadline within one week; child taken by unauthorized person, including CPS; domestic violence victim with safety issue.

Call us for help at 518-462-6765 (local) or 1-800-462-2922 (toll-free).

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
(518) 462-6765 or (800) 462-2922
Hours
Monday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Documents

Any documents pertinent to case.

Information

Intake is done daily on a first-call, first-served basis until daily quota is filled. Exceptions made for emergencies, victims of domestic violence and special projects.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, especially if you are seeking an order of protection, please inform us when you call.

General Contact Information

Address
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Albany Office
55 Colvin Avenue (map)
Albany, NY 12206
Phone
(518) 462-6765
Toll Free
1-800-462-2922
Fax
(518) 427-8352
Website
https://www.lasnny.org/
Email
Last Review and Update: Jul 10, 2019

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