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

https://www.lasnny.org/

Who We Are

The Amsterdam office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides civil legal services to low income residents of Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie 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
  • WIC Outreach Program
  • Homelessness Prevention Projects
  • Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project
  • Crime Victims Attorney Project
  • Senior Legal Services Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Project
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Upstate New York Immigration Law 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 Amsterdam office (local) (518) 842-9466 or (toll-free) 1 (800) 821-8347 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)
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
Language(s) Spoken
  • 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?
NO
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 Fulton, Montgomery, or Schoharie County.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Full Legal Representation
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 (local) 518-842-9466 or (toll-free) 1-800-821-8347.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
(518) 842-9466 or (800) 821-8347
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

Court papers, agency notices, receipts, photos, and leases.

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 - Amsterdam Office
1 Kimball Street (map)
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone
(518) 842-9466
Toll Free
1 (800) 821-8347
Fax
(518) 843-1792
Website
https://www.lasnny.org/
Email
Last Review and Update: Jul 10, 2019

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