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The latest news & highlights from HLAS are listed below.
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Huge ID Suppression by 4th Department

Huge ID Suppression decision by the Fourth Department Philip Rothschild, Supervising Attorney for the Appeals Program, has secured a new trial for his client upon the suppression of identification evidence by the Fourth Department. Take a look at the decision here: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/Clerk/Decisions/2017/07-07-17/PDF/0487.pdf

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Upcoming CLE Presentation: Recent Amendments to the Real Property Action & Proceedings Law Regarding “Zombie Properties”

Coming Up:  Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM at Aster Pantry in Armory Square, 116 Walton Street in Syracuse, NY 13201 Leah A. Witmer, Esq and Joseph G. Murray, Esq. will be presenting: Recent Amendments to the Real Property Action and Proceedings Law Regarding “Zombie Properties” Cost:  $35.00 for members, $40.00 for non-members CLE […]

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HLA in the Corporate Challenge!

The “HLA CHALLENGERS” finished the Syracuse Corporate Challenge on June 6 in the pouring rain. Go Team!

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Chief Operating Officer Joanne P. Sawmiller is Announcing Her Retirement

Joanne P. Sawmiller, who has been the “Heart and Soul” of the Hiscock Legal Aid Society for her entire career, announced earlier this month that she will retire as of June 21, 2017. Joanne has dedicated her life’s work to the promotion and development of HLA, its staff and our mission to ensure that no […]

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Nancy Farrell & Amanda McHenry receive the NYSBA Committee on Mandated Representation Denison Ray Award

Congratulations to HLA Family Court Program Supervising Attorney Nancy Farrell and Assistant Supervising Attorney Amanda McHenry! They received the NYSBA Committee on Mandated Representation’s Denison Ray Award for their excellence in parent defense.

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June 9th – HLA Attorneys make CLE presentations for the New York State Bar Association in Albany

President & CEO Linda Gehron and Family Court Supervising Attorney Nancy Farrell and Assistant Supervising Attorney Amanda McHenry made CLE presentations on parent representation in domestic violence and family defense cases for the New York State Bar Association in Albany on June 9th.

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Hiscock Legal Aid Society President/CEO, Susan R. Horn, Esq., named Onondaga County Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Lawyer

OCBA DISTINGUISHED LAWYER AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH Susan R. Horn 10-27-16 How much luckier could a girl be than to grow up with a cousin like Rosemary Pooler as a role model? Decades before Hillary famously said Click here to read more

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Congratulations Suzanne Galbato on Receiving the Successful Business Women Award!

Congratulations to Suzanne O. Galbato on receiving the 2016 Successful Business Women Award!  The award appropriately reflects the time you have dedicated to our community.  On behalf of the Board and Staff, we wish you continued success in the future.

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Jumping For Justice 2016

Second Annual Jumping For Justice Monday, May 09, 2016 Benefiting FRANK H HISCOCK LEGAL AID SOCIETY We’re jumping for justice – again! Last year’s event was so much fun, we thought we had to do it again. Join Hiscock Legal Aid Society for its second annual Jumping for Justice event at Sky Zone Syracuse! Here […]

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February 2016 – 4th Department Family Court Case Notes

CHILD CUSTODY & PARENTING TIME Change of Circumstances “Alienation” Ladd v. Krupp, 2016 NY Slip Opinion _____ [4th Dept 2/11/16] The father’s concerted effort to interfere with the mother’s contact with the child resulted in a finding of a change of circumstances and an award of custody to the mother. The record established that the […]

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