Northeastern Legal Aid

These people represent the “equity gap” – those who need legal services without the resources to buy them. In a justice system that is based on advocacy, with the general principle that we want equal parties, a growing gap in fairness is a societal problem that requires special attention. While various measures are needed in our legal community to effectively represent those in need, our private lawyers must play an important role if we are to meaningfully close the justice gap. That`s where Lawyers for Affordable Justice (LAJ) comes in. If you are a member of the Cambodian-American community and need legal assistance, Northeast Legal Aid has representatives available to help you. Please click on the video below for more information in Khmer. LAJ addresses the challenges faced by underserved populations by helping new lawyers maintain practices that primarily serve low- and middle-income clients and rely on efficient and tech-savvy ways to provide low-cost legal services. LAJ helps these new lawyers develop successful businesses while advising them on many aspects of solo or small business life. For lawyers admitted to LAJ, the residency program provides office space for client meetings, collaboration, and training with access to the technology needed for lawyer practice. LAJ also mentors new lawyers on substantive law, technology systems, and law firm management issues. Every day, litigants come to court unrepresented, without being informed about the law or how to effectively navigate our legal system.

Many others set up businesses, enter into transactions, and sign documents without fully understanding their legal rights or whether their actions are legally enforceable. We offer free advice, short-term service, referrals, municipal legal education and comprehensive representation in a variety of legal matters. LAJ is a legal incubator co-founded by Northeastern University School of Law, Boston College Law School, and Boston University School of Law to help newly licensed solo lawyers meet the needs of the justice gap while remaining profitable. LAJ operated jointly for two years before being founded as an independent, non-profit organization. LAJ offers a structured environment where participating lawyers have access to technology, networking opportunities and mentors to provide advice and support both in the practice of law and in their chosen areas of expertise. This joint venture was overseen by the clinical directors of each participating law school, all of whom were instrumental in the creation of the not-for-profit organization. Today, LAJ is led by Carole Wagan (CW Consulting) Managing Director and Board members Damian Turco (Turco Legal and JusticeApp), Paul Tremblay and Jim Rowan. The Albany office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides civil law services to low-income residents of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. LAJ helps its participants transform unmet needs into cost-effective practices.

Policymakers and other observers have for years noted the growing crisis of clients with significant legal needs who cannot afford to pay a traditional lawyer to support them. Workers with wage demands and other labour-related injustices are waiving their right to appeal due to a lack of lawyers. Start-up businesses face confusing regulatory hurdles. Tenants don`t know where to turn for their landlords to provide the most basic services. Immigrants seeking family reunification or legal status in the United States face complex and confusing immigration laws. LAJ supports practices that focus on these areas of need: criminal defense, immigrant rights, divorce, family law, labor matters, small business/transaction issues, and landlord-tenant disputes. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countless people with new and unexpected civil law challenges. LASNEM is committed to continuing to support our communities and clients with their civil law needs. If you need legal assistance, please call us at 877-MY-MN-LAW (877-696-6529) or apply online.

Apply online The Northeastern Minnesota Legal Aid Service (NASNEM) has been the civil legal aid provider for the Northeast Minnesota region since 1952. During this time, it has become an integral part of the justice system and a cornerstone of the community`s commitment to the thesis that equal access to justice is a fundamental human right. LASNEM is a regional non-profit civil law firm. Offices are located in Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Pine City and Virginia. LASNEM`s service includes Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties. LASNEM opens the doors of the justice system to the most vulnerable in our community. Our staff provide people living in poverty with essential legal representation in civil matters that affect their safety and well-being. The Cummings Foundation awarded NLA a $100,000 grant to fund our medical-legal partnership. To learn more about how we can help you find legal representation or how to refer cases to LAJ, contact us: LAJ`s goal is to support, nurture and train new entrepreneurial lawyers in innovative practice methods to encourage them to serve low- and middle-income clients who cannot afford conventional legal services in Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England. Participants must show a keen interest in solo practice and are carefully selected through a competitive application process.

Are you in a legal limbo and need legal advice? Please call our Albany office (local) (518) 462-6765 or (toll free) 1 (800) 462-2922 or visit our website at for more information about our services, special projects, self-help resources and how to contact each office. Join our supporters in our annual campaign, endowment, SEFA and more. Sealing criminal records and forms to seal your records We have offices in Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Pine City and Virginia. Taxes, debt collection, unfair consumer practices and labor rights Northeast Minnesota Legal Aid Service 302 Ordean Building 424 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802 Donations in Marc`s honor can be made to the Lynn United for Change Empowerment Project, where Marc and Brenda have established a legacy fund in honor of Marc`s LASNEM`s service includes Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties. Legal Aid of Northeastern New York has offices in Albany, Amsterdam, Canton, Plattsburgh and Saratoga Springs and serves 16 counties. Special projects vary by office and county. The generous financial support LASNNY receives from lawyers, corporations, foundations and the public demonstrates strong support for our mission and the services we provide to the community. Look at the direction of the Justice for All campaign here.

We are temporarily limiting our in-person contact with the community to prevent the spread and risk of COVID-19 to employees, customers and community members. Our physical offices are closed and we have suspended walk-in applications for the time being. With the help of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), Rebecca Thompson`s claim for benefits was accepted and they significantly improved her life, as many of us take for granted. In addition, our Private Counsel Participation Program works with local private lawyers who represent our clients voluntarily and free of charge in cases such as name changes, divorce, bankruptcy, wills and living wills, evictions or consumer protection. Tenants` rights, evictions, dangerous apartments and recourse to the courts. The term “unprecedented times” has often been used to describe the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, but for Keenya Bemis, the terms isolating and worrisome are more appropriate. December 16, 2021 On Wednesday, the Legal Aid Society of Northeast New York received a $2.4 million grant to help people stay home. 40 New Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 USA In light of recent reports in the United States of a growing number of racist and xenophobic incidents of harassment and violence against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Northeast Legal Aid wants all of these communities in its service area to know that Northeast Legal Aid is here to support them. Northeast Legal Aid will do everything in its power to combat such unfair behavior. Please contact Legal Aid North East if you believe you are being discriminated against or otherwise unfair. Divorce, parental rights, child support, guardianship.

Shauna Segadelli Hoogendern `15 Affordable criminal defense and immigration representation at a flat rate.