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.

We Stand in Solidarity!

For too long, the Black community has suffered grave injustice and racial inequality. The heinous murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others are a painful reminder of the atrocious reality that racism is rampant in our nation. We cannot afford to be silent. For more than fifty years, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County has provided representation to protect the human rights of the disenfranchised. Today, we say enough is enough!

These have been devastating times for our clients and our community. We are outraged by the persistent systemic marginalization of people of color. We stand in solidarity with the Black community against racism and oppression. Police brutality and abuse of power cannot be tolerated in our society.

LASRC is committed to continue fighting for change. We recognize that there is still so much that needs to be done to achieve equity for underserved populations in our community. We cannot allow members of our community to suffer alone in silence. We will stand with our clients to ensure their voices are heard. We will continue our fight to eradicate disparities in access to housing, healthcare, and education. We, as an organization, will remain vigilant in working to achieve our mission of equity and justice for all.

Corona Virus Update

 

As of September 1st, the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County (2 Congers Road) has reopened its offices to staff and scheduled appointments for new and existing clients.

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.

The Rockland Housing Action Coalition has published guidelines for individuals who are unable to pay their rent due to Covid-19. 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 client's loss of shelter and the resultant homelessness.

PRESS RELEASES and NEWS

The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County & Rockland Bar Association Partner on COVID-19 Response

May 1, 2020

The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County Board President and Staff Attorney published an Op-Ed in Lohud on June 9, 2020.

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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