On September 11, 2020, Lynn Iacona, supervising attorney of the Education and Disability Rights Project, gave a training titled “COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities” for community advocates. She reviewed and discussed pandemic related changes to New York Special Education Law.
On September 22, 2020, Liz Wolf, LMSW, Director of Social Work, presented to consumers and community agencies at NYLinks, Long Island Regional Group Networking Session sponsored by the AIDS Institute.
On September 25, 2020, Marissa Luchs Kindler, the Suffolk Civil Unit’s supervising attorney, presented a training on Landlord-Tenant Law During the Pandemic. Nearly 100 community advocates attended. On November 9, 2020, Luchs Kindler also gave a Know Your Rights training for Tenants and the general public through the Brentwood Public Library.
On September 30, 2020, Susanna LaRuccia, Staff Attorney in the Veterans Rights Project, presented on the services the project offers at the Northport VA’s Caregiver Support Resource Fair.
On October 22, 2020, Carly Sommers, Staff Attorney in our Re-Entry Project, participated in a panel on sex offenders’ designations and housing discrimination. The event was sponsored by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.
On October 23, 2020, Vivian Storm, Director of Communications & Community Projects, presented at the PSEG Energy Forum. Storm presented on the use of legal advocacy to address energy-related problems and COVID-related issues, including the moratorium on service disconnection.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.