Legal Aid Society of Rockland County

Who we are: Legal Aid Society of Rockland County

The following article appeared November 10, 2015 on the LoHud website.

Who we are: Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (LASRC) is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal assistance to Rockland County’s most vulnerable residents.

What we do: For 50 years, LASRC’s Civil Division has represented low-income residents of Rockland County. In civil legal cases, LASRC addressed its clients’ critical needs by helping them to remain in their homes, maintain or obtain subsistence income, escape from domestic violence, stabilize their families, and gain access to health care.

In addition, for the past quarter century, LASRC’s Children’s Rights Division has provided high-quality legal representation to children assigned to the program by the Rockland County Family Court. Cases include abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, custody, family offenses, and termination of parental rights. Together, the Civil Division and the Children’s Rights Division has a history of helping Rockland County children, families, and individuals at their most critical times.

What’s new: When Legal Aid’s staff appears in court in eviction and mortgage foreclosure proceedings, it’s evident that, for a variety of reasons, many potential clients can’t access its services. In order to overcome geographic, linguistic and cultural barriers, starting Jan. 1, the LARC’s staff will do intake at the offices of various community organizations throughout Rockland County – bringing free legal services to those most in need of them.

How to contact us: Send email to info@legalaidrockland.org or call 845-634-3627 or 800-454-3627

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