Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, NY
About Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, NY
Since 1966, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (LASRC) has provided free civil legal services to Rockland County, New York residents who cannot afford private attorneys. We strive to ensure that Rockland County families and individuals, seniors and children, have access to a safe home, enough food to eat, public benefits to which they are entitled, medical care and adequate shelter.
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.
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.)
We serve the following area:
- Rockland County, NY
We speak the following languages:
Criteria for legal help:
- 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
This organization accessible by wheelchair and provides access for the hearing impaired.