Spring2020 Newsletter – Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Spring2020 Newsletter

March 2, 2020

Byron Divins, Esq.

Attorney Byron Divins has demonstrated tremendous dedication assisting low-income Nassau County residents in matrimonial matters, especially those with complex child support and custody issues. Since first […]
March 2, 2020

Peter Connelly, Esq.

Peter Connelly has been volunteering at NSLS’ offices as a pro bono call screener for over a year. He is an extremely dedicated volunteer, who logged […]
March 2, 2020

Harvey Savitt, Esq.

Harvey Savitt has been a hard-working member of the Suffolk County Pro Bono Project (PBP) since 1992. Currently, Harvey primarily handles pro bono divorces for the […]
March 1, 2020

Law Services In Our Community

NSLS continues its strong ties within the community in an effort to collaborate with various agencies and ensure that low income Long Is-landers receive the services […]
March 1, 2020

2020 Wage Garnishment Protections

As of January 2020, the minimum wage on Long Island is $13 per hour. With this in-crease, the amount of disposable income exempt from garnishment to […]
March 1, 2020

The Rap on RAP Sheets

Criminal records may make it difficult or impossible for people to find employment. Criminal records are reported in a person’s “RAP sheet,” short for “Report of […]
March 1, 2020

Public Charge Rules Take Effect

“Public charge” is an immigration concept that refers to people who are not eligible to become U.S. permanent residents because they are considered likely to become […]
March 1, 2020

Civil Unit Preserves Housing

John Batanchiev, Staff Attorney in the Hempstead Civil Unit recently assisted a family restore their Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) benefits and obtained a discontinuance […]
March 1, 2020

NY AG Roots Out Income Discrimination

The New York Attorney General’s office has launched a new complaint form to identify housing discrimination based on source of legal in-come. The online complaint portal […]