The voice
for equal justice
in our community

The voice
for equal justice
in our community

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.

Corona Virus Update

Effective immediately, this office of Legal Aid Society of Rockland County (2 Congers Road) will be closed until further notice because of the health threat posed by coronavirus. Our staff continues to work and is available to assist you.  Whether you would like to contact us about a case you already have with our office or you have a new issue needing immediate attention, please feel free to call us weekdays between 9AM and 5PM at our toll-free number: (800)454-3627, or at (845) 634-3627

Essential Court Proceedings

These Essential Court Proceedings are Functioning Now 

Criminal Matters

  1. Arraignments
  2. bail applications, reviews and writs
  3. temporary orders of protection
  4. resentencing of retained and incarcerated defendants
  5. essential sex offender registration act (SORA) matters

Family Court 

  1. Child protection intake cases involving removal applications
  2. newly filed juvenile delinquency intake cases involving remand placement applications, or modification thereof
  3. emergency family offense petitions/temporary orders of protection
  4. orders to show cause
  5. stipulations on submission

Supreme Court  

  1. Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) applications and hearings addressing patient retention or release MHL hearings addressing the involuntary administration of medication and other medical care
  2. newly filed MHL applications for an assisted out-patient treatment (AOT) plan
  3. emergency applications in guardianship matters
  4. temporary orders of protection (including but not limited to matters involving   domestic violence)
  5. emergency applications related to the coronavirus
  6. emergency Election Law applications
  7. extreme risk protection orders (ERPO)

Civil/Housing Matters 

  1. Applications addressing landlord lockouts (including reductions in essential services)
  2. applications addressing serious code violations
  3. applications addressing serious repair orders
  4. applications for post-eviction relief

All Courts 

Any other matter that the court deems essential

Covid-19 NY Scenarios and Benefits

The State of New York has compiled a useful resource to help us understand the services that are available in various socio-economic scenarios.  Click the image or button to view and download it.

Legal Aid Practice Areas

We are proud of our record of providing critically needed, civil legal assistance to thousands of low-income people each year – people in our community who have nowhere else to turn. With more than 44 years of providing access to justice for those in need, LASRC continues to respond to the growing demand for legal help. We invite you to learn more about the areas in which we focus our services:

Basic Needs

Legal Aid assists Rockland County residents with public benefits and disability/HIV AIDS advocacy in the following areas: SSI, SSD, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP (Food Stamps), Public Assistance, WIC, Veterans Benefits and more.

Children's Rights

The Children’s Rights Division attorneys represent the overwhelming majority of children who are the subject of cases before the Rockland County Family Court.

Housing

By providing high quality legal representation to tenants and homeowners, Legal Aid’s housing unit plays a leading role in preventing its clients’ loss of shelter and the resultant homelessness.

HELP THOSE IN NEED IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Please consider making a donation to help the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. continue to provide free legal assistance to Rockland County residents in need.

If you have questions, we invite you to call us at (845) 634-3627 to discuss donation options.

If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Wojehowski, Director of Development, at jwojehowski@legalaidrockland.org or (845) 634-3627, ext.20, to learn how you can give a gift and make a difference!

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