NLS staff provide a range of services and representation in traditional areas such as housing, public services and elder law. We had to reduce the representation on unemployment benefits, immigration and foreclosure prevention. We have been forced to stop supporting consumers, the cessation of public services and the economic development of the Community. The Cummings Foundation awarded NLA a $100,000 grant to fund our medical-legal partnership. NLS staff of 12 lawyers, 3 paralegals and support staff assist over 3500 households each year. Most of the money in IOLTA accounts comes from real estate transactions. The decline in home sales, combined with historically low interest rates, has significantly reduced the amount of money available for legal services programs. In 2008, IOLTA generated over $25 million nationally. In 2010, that amount was about $9 million! Neighborhood Legal Services is a free provider of civil legal aid to low-income residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. As part of a larger national network of legal service providers, NLS assists low-income residents in our region with legal issues related to access to housing, access to public assistance, workers` rights, discrimination, seniors` rights, domestic violence and family law, and the economic development of low-income communities in our region. Donations in Marc`s honor can be made to the Lynn United for Change Empowerment Project, where Marc and Brenda have established a legacy fund in honor of Marc`s memory.www.lynnunitedempowerment.org. NLS`s budget has been cut by more than 60%. Three years ago we had 32 employees, now we have 18 employees.
At the same time, the demand for our services has increased by 40%. We are devastated because we have to lay off dedicated lawyers and support staff. But we are at least as hurt when we have to reduce the number of people we can help. When viewing an ad, consider the government advertising restrictions that lawyers and law firms must comply with, as well as our legal directory disclaimer FindLaw.com. Some lawyers publish comparative information about the services they offer, which may be subject to specific comparative disclosure restrictions. If you are a member of the Cambodian-American community and need legal assistance, Northeast Legal Aid has representatives available to help you. Please click on the video below for more information in Khmer. We desperately need your help. Please consider making a donation to NLS. NLS was at the forefront of the community lawyer movement, listening to community members and groups and working with them to improve conditions in their community. We want to be able to continue. We refuse 2 eligible customers for 1 that we can accept.
We need your support – our customers need your help. It`s always a good idea to research your lawyer before hiring them. Each state has a disciplinary organization that oversees attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching legal discipline, you can: Case types: AIDS/HIV, bankruptcy, custody, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, education, elder law According to the rules of the Massachusetts Supreme Court of Justice, an attorney holding funds on behalf of a client must place the funds either in an account that pays interest to the client, or in a joint IOLTA account. An IOTTA account is only used if the funds are relatively modest or held by the lawyer for a short period of time, so the interest is less than the cost of creating and maintaining a separate account. Although the individual interest amounts are small, the interest on the combined IOTTA accounts is substantial. NLS has more than 15 funding sources. Our two largest are from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), which receives a direct grant from the government, and Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA).
Unemployment, SSI, MassHealth, Emergency Relief, SNAP. Take this survey to help the Massachusetts Department of Public Health understand the impact of COVID-19 on your community Case restrictions: Family law cases must contain elements of violence Resources and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence Tenant rights, evictions, unsafe housing and court recourse Marc Potvin, A longtime anti-poverty activist, loving father and passionate partner of thirty-five years, passed away on July 9, 2021 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In light of recent reports in the U.S. of a growing number of racist and xenophobic incidents of harassment and violence against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Northeast Legal Aid wants all of these communities in its service area to know that Northeast Legal Aid is here to support them. Northeast Legal Aid will do everything in its power to combat such unfair behavior. Please contact Legal Aid North East if you believe you are being discriminated against or otherwise unfair. We have offices at 181 Union Street, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01902 (781) 599-7730 and 170 Common Street, Suite 300, Lawrence, MA 01840-1558 (978) 686-6900. Divorce, parental rights, child support, guardianship. Alternatives for Community & Environment, Inc. (617) 443-33432201 Washington Street, Suite 302Roxbury, MA 02119Environmental, health, municipal and property taxes, debt collection, unfair consumer practices and labour rights Links to contribution resources: NACA AGHA United Way Piety Hill Design a sealing process for criminal records and forms to seal your records.