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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, recognized as the most trusted source for legal assistance to those in need, will ensure that no one in our community is denied justice because of a lack of means.

Programs and Services

CIVIL

Representation is provided in domestic relations, housing (primarily eviction proceedings) and unemployment cases. See also, Specialized Projects. Learn more

FAMILY COURT

Representation is provided to adults in abuse/neglect, custody/visitation, termination of parental rights, paternity, family offense and child support violation cases. Learn more

APPEALS

Representation is provided to persons on appeal from criminal convictions 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

Specialized Projects

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT

Provides complete legal representation in civil cases for domestic violence victims in Onondaga County. Learn more

INTERNATIONAL VICTIMS PROJECT

Civil legal assistance for immigrant, migrant and refugee victims of domestic violence with immigration issues. Learn more

UPSTATE NY IMMIGRATION LAW PROJECT

Representation for work permit applications, travel documents and petitions for asylum or temporary protected status. Learn more

CANCER LEGAL ADVOCACY & SERVICES PROJECT

Provides legal and supportive services to individuals and their families who are living with cancer. Learn more

PARENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Provides legal assistance to non-custodial parents who are participants in the Parent Success Initiative. Learn more

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROJECT

Counseling and representation to homeowners facing foreclosure and tenants facing eviction from properties in foreclosure. Learn more

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