For Immediate Release: October 3, 2012
Nassau Residents Invited To Pro Bono Legal FAIR
Sponsored by Nassau Bar Association, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services – Thursday, October 25
(Mineola, NY) As part of its ongoing tradition of pro bono and community legal assistance, the Nassau County Bar Association along with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services is inviting all Nassau County residents to a free legal Pro Bono FAIR (Free Assistance, Information and Referral) to be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in celebration of national Pro Bono Week. Nassau residents are invited to come to the Bar Association’s headquarters at the corner of 15th and West Streets in Mineola, between 3 – 7 p.m. with a question and meet with an attorney one-on-one for legal guidance.
Dozens of attorneys knowledgeable in many areas of law will be available to meet with residents to provide information and refer them for more assistance if needed. Attorneys will not provide legal representation. Residents are invited to bring their questions about:
- bankruptcy and consumer debt
- divorce and family issues
- education and special education
- health and disabilities
- mortgage foreclosure and housing matters
- senior citizen issues
Registration is required by calling 516-747-4070. In addition, in its efforts to reach residents not proficient in English, bi-lingual attorneys fluent in Spanish, Russian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Chinese, Hindi and many other languages will be present at the Pro Bono FAIR upon request when calling to register.
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. NCBA demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, senior citizen and mortgage foreclosure 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.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.