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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

White Plains, NY | http://www.lshv.org
Joined in March 2004

About Us

Mission

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a non-profit law firm, originally incorporated in 1967. The mission of LSHV is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney when their basic human needs are at stake. These include urgent legal needs such as: housing emergencies (eviction and foreclosure prevention), domestic violence (orders of protection, child custody, etc.), healthcare, disability and benefits, elder law, consumer fraud and more.


Vision

Our Vision is Justice for all!

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has worked to ensure fairness in the justice system for those who can’t afford an attorney and are at risk of losing the basic necessities of life, including food, shelter and safety. LSHV is often the last hope for people who are facing crisis and in need of assistance, and our attorneys and staff are dedicated to protecting the rights of those seeking help.


ABOUT

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to all seven counties of New York's lower and mid- Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan).

We are the recipient of Legal Services Corporation funding for the region and provide a full array of services to low income individuals and families to meet the legal needs for "essentials of life" and preserve the stability of client households.

Provision of civil legal services is our only real principal activity. The services we offer include homelessness prevention; income stability and enhancement; health benefits; consumer protection; discrimination advocacy and advance directive planning for the disabled, chronically ill and elderly; protection from domestic violence; educational advocacy for disabled children; family defense, and representation and advocacy for veterans and military families.


BACKGROUND

Headquartered in White Plains with offices throughout the Hudson Valley, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has helped hundreds of thousands of people since its inception in 1967.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit law firm, originally incorporated in 1967 as Westchester Legal Services. In 1995 we added Putnam and Dutchess Counties, and in 2004, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Our name has evolved to reflect the geographic expansion of our service area.

Mission

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a non-profit law firm, originally incorporated in 1967. The mission of LSHV is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an…

Issue Areas Include

  • Disability
  • Family
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Legal Assistance
  • Poverty

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