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HELP US FIGHT FOR OUR CLIENTS BASIC NEEDS!

LEGAL AID IS CONTINUING TO HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE COVID-19 NATIONAL CRISIS!

Dear Supporter,

Each year, the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County (LASRC) represents and assists over 4,500 residents of Rockland County with its staff of 22 attorneys, paralegals, advocates and administrators. Our mission is to provide equal access to justice in our community, which is exactly what we have been doing since 1966. We provide a wide range of services, from outreach clinics in the community to negotiating settlements, to appearing in court, and representing clients all the way to trial.

Since mid-March, the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County (LASRC) has continued to service existing and new clients who have called looking for assistance with mortgage foreclosure, landlord/tenant and public benefits related issues. Our children's rights division has continued representing the interests of our youngest members of society in family court via telephonic and other remote means.

Legal Aid has adapted to the new normal and the needs of Rocklander's during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the state and federal government has responded to the crisis with executive orders and disaster related legislation, we have deciphered and disseminated information as it relates to new unemployment benefits, moratoriums on eviction, mortgage payment suspensions and much more.

Your continued support will help us:

- Prevent families from becoming homeless;

- Obtain divorces for victims of domestic violence;

- Represent children who are victims of neglect and abuse by giving them a voice in court proceedings

- Provide representation to individuals whose public benefits are being unfairly denied or terminated;

- Assist homeowners with filing defenses to their mortgage foreclosure actions and modify their mortgages;

- Provide outreach clinics to members in our community focusing on their rights.

Sincerely,

Alexander Bursztein, Executive Director
Daniel Wolff, Board President