NORWICH – Realizing a significant need for pro bono legal services in Chenango County, the Justice Alliance of Central New York is broadening its footprint to include the Chenango County area, giving many local residents access to free legal help.
The Justice Alliance of Central New York is a partnership organizations between Legal Services of Central New York and the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, two nonprofit law firms specializing in two areas of legal services. The agency’s focus is on representing low-income families and individuals who have difficulty accessing the justice system.
In Chenango County, the Legal Aid Society will managed cases related to family court matters, including divorce, custody issues, and child support and visitations. Housing matters, like foreclosure and eviction cases, as well as denial of public and unemployment benefits, will be handled by Legal Services.
“I think Chenango County has been underserved in terms of legal services,” said Christin Faber-Moseley, a representative of the Justice Alliance in the greater Binghamton area. “It’s a service that has been well received in Chenango County, and we are ready to take it to the next level.”