Hiscock Legal Aid Society

Hiscock Legal Aid Society Dedicated to the principle that no one in Onondaga County shall be denied justice because of a lack of means. Follow us on Twitter @hiscocklegalaid.
The Hiscock Legal Aid Society currently employs a staff of 65, including 34 attorneys and 12 law assistants. Our entire staff is dedicated to the principle that no one in our community shall be denied justice because of a lack of means. The majority of our clients are the working poor and their families, primarily residents of Onondaga county. We work collaboratively with other legal assistance and human service providers to develop innovative ways to provide needed services to the maximum number of people in our community Who do we help? We are the major legal advocate for domestic violence victims in Onondaga County, and in this role, we help prevent violence in the home and help victims leave abusive situations. We prevent eviction and homelessness for countless families who would otherwise require costly emergency assistance and shelter and we help our clients obtain the necessary financial support to keep their homes and families together. We help cancer patients with insurance, wills, housing, guardianship, and other matters affecting their ability to obtain medical care and provide for their families. By providing legal representation and access to the courts, we help clients achieve peaceful resolutions to potentially explosive conflicts and promote respect for the law and the legal system. We handle more than 4,000 cases each year.

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the fundamental right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need in Onondaga County and the surrounding region. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HLASable Follow us on Twitter @hiscocklegalaid.

Mission: The Hiscock Legal Aid Society promotes the fundamental right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need in Onondaga County and the surrounding region.

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07/28/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society's cover photo

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07/28/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society's cover photo

07/28/2020

Join us for Justice For All 2020.

06/18/2020
06/05/2020
05/22/2020
Early Representation in Child Welfare Cases

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Family Court Supervising Attorney Amanda McHenry spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to early representation in child welfare cases.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/18/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to continue offering short video overviews of our different practice areas.

Our next video which will be posted Friday of this week will focus on early representation in child welfare cases

Do you have a specific question related to this practice area? If so, DM us here or send an email to [email protected] and we will look to respond.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/15/2020
Your questions answered: orders of protection

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Civil Program Supervising Attorney Nicole Talev spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to orders of protection.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/15/2020
Your questions answered: orders of protection.

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Family Court Supervising Attorney Tara Trammell spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to filing orders of protection.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/15/2020
Your questions answered: family offense petitions.

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Family Court Supervising Attorney Amanda McHenry spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to filing family offense petitions.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/11/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to continue offering short video overviews of our different practice areas.

Our third video which will be posted Friday of this week will focus on our domestic violence practice.

Do you have a specific question related to this practice area? If so, DM us here or send an email to [email protected] and we will look to respond.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

Paul Rickert shared these sentiments about his brother. We feel the same way. Bob will be missed and remembered for his ...
05/09/2020

Paul Rickert shared these sentiments about his brother.

We feel the same way.

Bob will be missed and remembered for his kind, dynamic way of being in the world.

05/08/2020
Matrimonial practice: your questions answered.

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Civil Supervising Attorney Kelly Fairchild spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to our matrimonial practice.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/04/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to continue offering short video overviews of our different practice areas.

Our second video which will be posted Friday of this week will focus on our matrimonial practice.

Do you have a specific question related to this practice area? If so, DM us here or send an email to [email protected] and we will look to respond.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

05/01/2020
Hiscock Legal Aid Society / Landlord Tenant Practice

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) Lead Landlord Tenant Attorney Rob Rubinstein spoke to Director of Development and Communications Jason Torreano about some frequently asked questions related to our landlord tenant practice area.

If you have additional questions about anything discussed in this video, you can reach out to us at 315-422-8191.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

04/27/2020

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to begin offering short video overviews of our different practice areas.

Our first video which will be posted Friday of this week will focus on our landlord tenant practice.

Do you have a specific question related to this practice area? If so, DM us here or send an email to [email protected] and we will look to respond. \

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

04/17/2020
syracuse.com

syracuse.com

We’re talking to Gregory Dewan, deputy executive director of the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, about unemployment benefits. What are your questions? Ask them in the comments.

Join our Deputy Executive Director, Gregory Dewan, on syracuse.com’s FB live today, Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Greg wil...
04/17/2020
Join us for live Q&A with legal aid lawyer about coronavirus unemployment benefits

Join our Deputy Executive Director, Gregory Dewan, on syracuse.com’s FB live today, Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

Greg will be speaking about HLA’s expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits practice.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/04/join-us-for-live-qa-with-legal-aid-lawyer-about-coronavirus-unemployment-benefits.html

Gregory Dewan, deputy executive director of the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, will answer your questions.

04/13/2020

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.

If you have been laid off or terminated from your employment, have had to quit your job or are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have questions about whether you are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits or how to apply.

Please contact our office at (315) 218-0141. We have attorneys ready to advise clients about filing an unemployment insurance claim or to represent you at a hearing if you are denied unemployment insurance benefits.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

We're still here. We're still open. We are proud to be a part of a resilient, strong, kind, compassionate Central New Yo...
04/09/2020
Free legal aid available for those in need

We're still here. We're still open.

We are proud to be a part of a resilient, strong, kind, compassionate Central New York Community, and we are grateful to serve clients like Natasha.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate.
We promote justice for all.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — During the pandemic, many people are facing legal issues that could be life-threatening and the courts are still open to hear those emergency cases. An organization…

Hiscock Legal Aid Society stands with community groups  across New York State to urge the passing of the #LessIsMoreNY A...
03/31/2020
Release - Unique Coalition of Community Groups & Law Enforcement Call on Albany to Pass #LessIsMoreNY Act in State Budget

Hiscock Legal Aid Society stands with community groups across New York State to urge the passing of the #LessIsMoreNY Act in the State Budget.

Read more about that here: https://www.lessismoreny.org/release_limny2020budget

cc: A Little Piece of Light, Inc., Katal, New York City Bar Association, JustLeadershipUSA, The Fortune Society, Drug Policy Alliance, Unchained

Cuomo’s Announcement Last Week of 1,100 People To Be Released in Face of COVID19 Underscores Urgent Need to End Re-incarceration for Technical Violations of Parole

03/24/2020

Update: March 24, 2020 / 3:55 p.m.

Court is still open to hear emergency custody matters, orders of protection and emergency child protective proceedings. If you are seeking an order of protection, have an urgent, emergency custody, visitation, or child protective matter and you already have an open file with us, please reach out to your attorney directly. If you are not already assigned an attorney from our office and are seeking our assistance, please call (315) 218-0141.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

03/23/2020

Please note: Court is still open to hear emergency requests for Orders of Protection.

Should you have questions regarding this, please call us at 315-218-0141.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

Important notice regarding temporary orders of protection from the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts.
03/19/2020

Important notice regarding temporary orders of protection from the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts.

Please find some helpful information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 courtesy of the Office of New Americans.We defend. ...
03/19/2020

Please find some helpful information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 courtesy of the Office of New Americans.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

03/19/2020

THE HISCOCK LEGAL AID SOCIETY IS OPEN & CONTINUES TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES during the changing public health landscape as a result of COVID-19.

Beginning March 18, 2020, the Hiscock Legal Aid Society began serving clients in all practice areas through telephone and email only.

Please contact staff at the following numbers:

Appeals 315-218-0168
Divorce and UIB 315-218-0141
Family Court 315-218-0198
Foreclosure 315-218-0145
Immigration (English) 315-218-0196
Immigration (Spanish) 315-218-0152
Landlord Tenant 315-218-0141
Parole 315-218-0153
General Intake 315-218-0141
General Intake (Spanish) 315-218-0105

Our attorneys will continue to appear in court for all scheduled cases.

Now, more than ever, our staff is ready to assist you. Please do not hesitate to call.

We defend. We empower. We collaborate.
We promote justice for all.

03/17/2020

March 17, 2020: OPERATIONAL CHANGES AT HISCOCK LEGAL AID SOCIETY

Hiscock Legal Aid Society has instituted some operational changes in response to the changing public health landscape as a result of COVID-19.

Beginning March 18, 2020, the Hiscock Legal Aid Society will serve clients in all practice areas through telephone and email only.

Please contact staff at the following numbers:

Appeals 315-218-0168
Divorce and UIB 315-218-0164
Family Court 315-218-0198
Foreclosure 315-218-0145
Immigration (English) 315-218-0196
Immigration (Spanish) 315-218-0152
Landlord Tenant 315-218-0141
Parole 315-218-0153
General Intake 315-218-0141

Our attorneys will continue to appear in court for emergency cases as directed.

03/16/2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING OPERATIONAL CHANGES AT HISCOCK LEGAL AID SOCIETY:

LLT:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic Hiscock Legal Aid’s Landlord/Tenant Practice will be conducting intakes and client consultations telephonically until further notice with the goal of limiting in-person contact as much as possible while still providing necessary legal services to those in need. Individuals in need of landlord/tenant legal assistance should call the Hiscock Legal Aid Society at 315.218.0141.

Foreclosure:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic Hiscock Legal Aid’s Foreclosure Prevention Project will be conducting intakes and client consultations telephonically until further notice with the goal of limiting in-person contact as much as possible while still providing necessary legal services to those in need. Individuals in need of foreclosure prevention legal assistance should call the Hiscock legal Aid Society at 315.218.0145.

Immigration:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic Hiscock Legal Aid’s Immigration Program will be conducting intakes and client consultation telephonically until further notice with the goal of limiting in-person contact as much as possible while still providing necessary legal services to those in need. Individuals in need of immigration legal assistance should call the Hiscock Legal Aid Society at 315.218.0196.

Debido a la actual pandemia de COVID-19, el Programa de Inmigración de Asistencia Legal de Hiscock se limitara a llevar a cabo consultas por teléfono hasta nuevo aviso con el objetivo de limitar el contacto en persona tanto como sea posible y al mismo tiempo proporcionar los servicios legales necesarios a los necesitados. Las personas que necesitan asistencia legal de inmigración deben llamar a la Sociedad de Asistencia Legal de Hiscock al 315.218.0196.

Welcome, Justine, to the Hiscock Legal Aid Society!We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.
12/09/2019

Welcome, Justine, to the Hiscock Legal Aid Society!

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

Congratulations to our colleague, Lucero, on her promotion!We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for...
12/09/2019

Congratulations to our colleague, Lucero, on her promotion!

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

Congratulations,  Kristen, on your promotion!
11/12/2019

Congratulations, Kristen, on your promotion!

During Jean Shirley’s time with the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, she worked with scores of social work interns to integrat...
11/01/2019

During Jean Shirley’s time with the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, she worked with scores of social work interns to integrate their perspectives and skills with the work of our attorneys and support staff to improve the lives of countless clients.

During the month of November, we will continue in Jean’s memory with the work that she began through a series of “Integrating Social Work With Legal Work” presentations.

These presentations will be led by our HLA social worker Amanda Higuchi, LCSW, who worked with Jean in our Parole Program, and will include her two interns from the Falk School of Social Work and other HLA staff. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us at 315-422-8191.

Thank you to all of who came out to support our annual 2019 Justice For All breakfast this morning at Drumlins. We are g...
10/16/2019

Thank you to all of who came out to support our annual 2019 Justice For All breakfast this morning at Drumlins. We are grateful to be part of a dynamic, caring community firmly rooted in the value of supporting one another.

If you weren’t able to join us but would like to contribute to the justice for all campaign, you can do so here: https://hlalaw.org/donate/

We defend. We empower. We collaborate. We promote justice for all.

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10/16/2019

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351 S Warren St
Syracuse, NY
13202

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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HLAS is hiring an Immigrant Rights Attorney. The Immigrant Rights Attorney is a critical member of our growing immigration practice and work on a recently created initiative funded by the State of New York. This statewide initiative is currently funded under a one-year contract. The attorney‘s primary focus will be to provide legal counseling and direct representation for immigrants facing possible detention and deportation in the Central NY and North Country regions. To learn more or to apply visit our website at https://hlalaw.org/about/job-opportunities/ or send an email to [email protected].