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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.

Vision

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society strives to ensure that no one in our community is denied justice because of a lack of means.

Programs and Services

CIVIL

Representation is provided in divorce, domestic violence, landlord/tenant, foreclosure and unemployment insurance benefit matters. Learn more

FAMILY COURT

Representation is provided for adults in Onondaga County Family Court for “mandated cases” in which NYS law requires the assignment of counsel to those who cannot afford an attorney. Learn more

APPEALS

Representation is provided to persons on appeal from criminal convictions, SORA adjudications, and from judgments of Onondaga County Family Court. Learn more

PAROLE

Represents parolees in parole revocation proceedings brought by the NYS Division of Parole. Learn more

EXTRADITION

Representation is provided in Onondaga County Court to persons facing extradition to another state to answer criminal charges. Learn more

IMMIGRATION

Representation is provided in a wide variety of legal immigration matters, including but not limited to naturalization, family reunification, humanitarian based relief, asylum, adjustment of status, special immigrant juvenile status, and Violence Against Women Act cases.  Learn more

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