For Immediate Release: October 23, 2013

More Than 60 Attorneys Available to Help Nassau Residents at Third Annual Pro Bono Legal Fair

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Sponsored by Nassau Bar Association, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(Mineola, NY) As part of its ongoing tradition of pro bono and community legal assistance –and in celebration of this week’s National Pro Bono Week — the Nassau County Bar Association is inviting all Nassau County residents to the Third Annual Pro Bono Legal FAIR (Free Assistance, Information and Referral) to be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013,  3 – 6:30 p.m. at NCBA’s headquarters on 15th Street at the corner of West Street in Mineola.

More than 60 volunteer NCBA member attorneys will be available to help residents with legal questions on issues including bankruptcy, divorce and family issues, education and special education, health and disabilities, immigration, mortgage foreclosure and housing, senior citizen issues, Superstorm Sandy issues, and veterans’ issues.

The volunteer attorneys will provide free legal information, guidance and assistance to all who attend. For further legal representation, attendees will be referred to private attorneys available for a fee through NCBA’s Lawyer Referral Service. Additionally, participating in the event will be representatives of non-profit agencies that furnish reduced-fee or free legal representation for those whose income levels qualify.

Nassau County residents are asked to register by calling 516-747-4070Spanish interpreters will be available. The Nassau County Bar Association building is located one block south of Old Country Road off Franklin Avenue behind the Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.

The FAIR is presented in cooperation with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This program is funded through grants received from the NYS Attorney General Homeownership Protection Program and the New York Bar Foundation.

Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Sandy Recovery and senior citizen legal clinics, judicial screening, public education programs, and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. The WE CARE Fund, a part of the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations.  For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email info@nassaubar.org, or visit nassaubar.org.

Established in 1966, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services was among the first Legal Services Corporation programs in the state and is currently one of the largest providers of free civil legal assistance in New York. The program is dedicated to providing equal access to basic human rights and services through provision of high quality legal representation, public information and community advocacy training to ensure that low income; disabled and disadvantaged individuals have equal access to the civil justice system on Long Island. For more information call 631-232-2400 or visit nslawservices.org.

The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence assists and empowers victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse. NCCADV offers confidential, specialized services for victims of domestic violence/dating violence, elder abuse, children who witness domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors.  For more information call 516-542-0404 or visitcadvnc.org.



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