Don’t Let the Consequences of Default Affect Your Financial Future! Join the Legal Support Center for Advocates on July 13th, 2023 at 1:00pm for “A Fresh Start: Getting out of Default on your Student Loans” where Michelle Kimpson, Consumer Debt Unit Law Graduate, will discuss how eligible borrowers who failed to make payments on their federal student loans and now are in default can find out the multiple options to get out of default. Register in Advance for this Training.
PREVIOUS LSCA TRAININGS
On June 8th, 2023, the Legal Support Center for Advocates presented “Getting Ready to Unpause: Student Loan Updates and Repayment Options.” Consumer Debt Law Project Law Graduate, Michelle Kimpson, discussed the different student loan updates and repayment options that persons with higher education debt can access prior to or once the student loan payments resume this year. Please register to view training.
On May 25th, 2023, the Legal Support Center for Advocates presented “An Overview of Mental Health Housing on Long Island.” Supervising Attorney, Paola Arango, discussed the different types of mental health housing including an overview of the tenant application process and the rights of tenants in the event of an eviction. Please register to view the training.
The Legal Support Center for Advocates Training: “Let’s Keep Kids Safe from Bullying: An Overview of the Dignity for All Students Act” was held virtually on April 27th, 2023. Nassau Suffolk Law Services Supervising Attorney, Lynn Iacona, provided an overview of New York’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) which seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Please register to view the training.The slides can be viewed on our website as well.
The Social Security Overview: the Application and Appeal Process LSCA training was held virtually on March 30th, 2023. Nassau Suffolk Law Services Supervising Attorney Sarah Kupferberg reviewed the process for applying for social security disability (SSD and SSI) benefits including the standard and appealing an unfavorable decision. Please register to view the training.
The Know Your Rights about Consumer Debt and Consumer Protection LSCA training was held virtually on March 2nd, 2023. The Nassau Suffolk Law Services Consumer Debt Unit hosted a “Know Your Rights” for consumer debt and consumer protection basics including new laws pertaining to consumer debt and what to do if you have been the victim of a scam. Please register to view the training.The slides can be viewed on our website as well.
The Basics of SSI/SSDI Cessation and Overpayment LSCA training was held virtually by Supervising Attorney John Batanchiev on December 2nd, 2022. This presentation gave an overview of when the Social Security Administration determines that a client does not qualify for SSDI or SSI resulting in an overpayment to the government. We discussed basic information about the SSDI and SSI programs, the income and resource limits for each program, what a cessation and overpayment issue is, and the ways to resolve it for a client. Please register to view the training.
The Family Law Basics for Advocates LSCA training was held virtually by Supervising Attorney Larry Tuthill, Domestic Violence Unit Staff Attorney Kayla Schunk, and Family Law Unit Staff Attorney Vicki Davies on October 27th, 2022. This presentation gave an overview of the basics of common family law topics including custody, support, and orders of protection and where you or your clients can go for more help. Please register to view the training.View the slides on our website.
The Navigating Special Education in New York LSCA training was held virtually by Danielle Leake, Education and Disability Rights Unit Staff Attorney, on September 8th, 2022. Ms. Leake gave a general overview of both federal and state special education laws, as well as provided a step-by-step guide on how to navigate and secure special education services for students with disabilities in New York State. Please register to view the training.
If your organization is interested in having Nassau Suffolk Law Services present on what services we provide or a specific area of law, please contact the Legal Support Center for Advocates at 631-232-2400 extension 3324 (advocates only).
UPCOMING CLINICS, EVENTS, AND LEGAL HELP RESOURCES
Feel free to download and share. Other self-help legal resources in the area of Education Law, Consumer Law, Family Law, Housing Law, Medical, Public Benefits, Social Security, and Veterans can be found on our website.
Upcoming Community Legal Help Project dates
Our Community Legal Help Project will be at the Brentwood Public Library every Tuesday and the Middle Country Public Library (Centereach) every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday. During the month of June, we will be at the Patchogue Library on July 27th! Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment or for other legal issues not listed, please call our hotline at (631) 822-3272.
Our Community Legal Help Project July Flyers are in both English and Spanish and can be found onour website.
The Community Legal Help Project is seeking volunteer attorneys with experience in matrimonial, family, and immigration law to give half-hour consultations during our library hours. If you are interested, please email us today!
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.