One Billable Hour

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This year the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County is kicking off its new “One Billable Hour” Fundraising Campaign to raise money in support of services we provide to Rockland County residents in their time of need. We are asking attorneys to consider donating the value of One Billable Hour to our organization in support of our mission and core program areas.

Please join us at our One Billable Hour cocktail reception to solidify our collective commitment to helping those in our community who need our services and support.

Who Will Your Billable Hour Help?

2,287

Children Served in 2021

Children's Rights

We help protect the rights of children by representing them in Rockland County Family Court in cases involving abuse and neglect, PINS, juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation. Our attorneys appear in over 1,700 matters each year in Family Court.

1,995

Individual provided with Tenant Advocacy

Housing

We o er representation to those facing eviction proceedings to ensure that their rights and, in all cases, their housing, is preserved. We also work hard to ensure that as many clients as possible retain their housing subsidy and we play a leading role in preventing homelessness.

2,028

Family Court Cases in 2021

Children's Rights

We help protect the rights of children by representing them in Rockland County Family Court in cases involving abuse and neglect, PINS, juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation. Our attorneys appear in over 1,700 matters each year in Family Court.

995

Individuals helped by the Foreclosure Defense Unit

Foreclosure Defense

Our attorneys provide free legal help to homeowners to stop foreclosure actions and to preserve the dream of homeownership for as many families and senior citizens as possible
by filing defenses to foreclosure actions and requesting loan modifications from banks.

508

Individuals who received advocacy to restore or obtain Public Benefits

Public Benefits

Our attorneys and paralegals work to ensure that as many people as possible preserve or obtain the benefits that they are entitled to, ranging from SSI, Disability, Unemployment and Medicaid.

3,847

Individuals served in Civil Matters

Civil Matters

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.

40

individuals served 2021 and 2022 YTD in bankruptcy or consumer matters

Foreclosure Defense

We focus on stopping family violence and assist income-eligible victims of domestic violence in obtaining divorces, and place emphasis on the enforcement of the law to protect the victims from future violence. Our attorneys are specialized in representing people living with HIV/AIDS in a wide variety of matters affecting them, including housing, discrimination, permanency planning, and Social Security Disability.

73

Individuals with HIV or AIDS served

HIV/AIDS

We focus on stopping family violence and assist income-eligible victims of domestic violence in obtaining divorces, and place emphasis on the enforcement of the law to protect the victims from future violence. Our attorneys are specialized in representing people living with HIV/AIDS in a wide variety of matters affecting them, including housing, discrimination, permanency planning, and Social Security Disability.

236

Individuals served in matters involving divorce or domestic violence

Divorce & Domestic Violence

We focus on stopping family violence and assist income-eligible victims of domestic violence in obtaining divorces, and place emphasis on the enforcement of the law to protect the victims from future violence. Our attorneys are specialized in representing people living with HIV/AIDS in a wide variety of matters affecting them, including housing, discrimination, permanency planning, and Social Security Disability.

Meet Your Neighbor "Elena"

“Elena,” an actress, bought her Nyack house fifteen years ago and kept it while in L.A. to pursue her career. She fell behind on her mortgage when her tenant failed to pay rent. Elena moved back and connected with the Legal Aid Society at the foreclosure mediation to attempt a solution to save her home. When denied a loan modification for insufficient income, Elena thought “outside the box” and tried to find an investor to buy her house and let her rent it. The bank’s attorneys tried to shut down the mediation when the loan modification was denied, but the Legal Aid Society convinced the court that Elena’s plan was viable. The mediation continued until Elena found an investor—during the pandemic—who purchased the home and mortgage loan. Elena is now paying rent, living in her home, has the option to re-purchase the house in the future, and is free from the threat of foreclosure.

Watch the video of Elena's story below!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!

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