Legal Aid Society of Rockland County
Who We Are
The Legal Aid Society of Rockland's Civil Division provides legal representation to clients whose income is within 200% of the poverty level in: evictions, foreclosures, cases involving clients' right to receive public assistance benefits, immigration matters, bankruptcies, and divorces. In addition, lawyers in Children's Rights Division (CRD) represent children in family court proceedings involving, abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, PINS, custody and visitation, family offenses, termination of parental rights, and foster care placements.
All the cases for that division are assigned by the Rockland County Family Court and there are no eligibility criteria for those cases. The program information below pertains only to the Civil Division.
How to Get Help
Please call (845) 634-3627 or (800) 454-3627 during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
If a new client leaves a message, a return call will be made by the end of the next business day. Emergency phone calls are returned the same day.
Every effort is made to see walk-in clients. Walk-in clients who have emergency problems are seen immediately. No walk-in clients will be accepted on Wednesday evenings. Please bring all documents pertaining to client's legal problem.
If necessary, our staff will visit clients in their homes or in institutional settings (prisons, hospitals, etc.)
Who We Serve
- Rockland County
- Language(s) Spoken
- Creole / Kreyòl
- French / Français
- Hindi / हिन्दी
- Italian / Italiano
- Korean / 한국어
- Polish / Język Polski
- Punjabi / ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
- Russian / Pусский
- Spanish / Español
- Urdu / اردو
- Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided
Interpreters are provided to all clients who need them.
- Income Guidelines
- In mortgage foreclosure matters, individual representation is limited to families and individuals within 300%of the poverty level.
- There are no income guidelines for foreclosure clinics held once a week (currently on Tuesday evenings).
- No specific income guidelines apply to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
- Under extraordinary circumstances, exceptions to the income guidelines are made at the discretion of program staff.
- Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- Eligibility Restrictions
No exclusions; Does Serve: All within 200% of poverty level except for mortgages foreclosures (300%).
Clients over 60 are referred to the Office for the Aging (845-364-2110) except in evictions and foreclosures.
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Description of Services
Level of representation is determined on a case by case basis based clients' individual circumstances and needs. There is no area of law in which our services are limited to providing advice or brief service.
- Emergency Instructions
For no shelter or food, lockout, 72-hour notice of eviction from Rockland County Sheriff, notice to appear in court within the next 10 days, discontinuance or reduction of public assistance benefits within 10 days, emergency calls are accepted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.