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  • Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Legal Aid Society Offers Help for Veterans and Their Families

    Legal Aid Society logoThe Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) announced it “is here to provide legal services to veterans and their families.”

    “Our organization provides free legal services,” the announcement said, “ranging from simple legal advice to full representation in civil matters including, but not limited to: bankruptcy/foreclosure/eviction; obtaining and/or maintaining SNAP, SSI, UI, Medicaid, or other government assistance; family law including divorce, child custody, and domestic violence; will preparation, power of attorney, and healthcare proxy; and more.”

    “While we can serve anyone who meets our income and asset eligibility standards, we are making a special effort to reach veterans in need of legal assistance. Even when we cannot directly provide service to a client, we can often refer them to a private attorney willing to take their case pro bono. More information is available on our website at

    “… To initiate intake for assistance, prospective clients should call: 1-833-628-0087.”

    The Legal Aid Society has offices in Albany, Amsterdam, Canton, Plattsburgh, and Saratoga Springs, serving 16 counties in northeastern New York – as far west as Montgomery and Fulton, as far south as Columbia and Greene, and north to the Canadian border. (“For those outside our service area, we’re sorry we are unable to assist you, but we will do our best to refer you to similar organizations in your area.”)