The New York Bar Foundation Presents Hiscock Legal Aid with Collaborative Grant

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NYBF Grant Presentation

New York Bar Foundation Board Member and Assistant Secretary Lucia Whisenand (left), presents a grant check to the President/CEO Hiscock Legal Aid Society Susan R. Horn (right)

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant of $ $8,500.00 to the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Syracuse.  The grant will be used to support its Central New York Immigration Collaborative Program by expanding their technology to facilitate and enhance collaboration between Hiscock and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.

The Program provides free legal services and assistance to low-income immigrants, migrants and refugees by helping them to navigate complicated immigration-related legal issues.  It also provides outreach and education, consultation and representation, and assistance with deferred action and citizenship applications.

“We are very grateful to the NY Bar Foundation for their support of this important project. This grant will help Hiscock Legal Aid’s collaboration with the Volunteer Lawyers Project to expand the services available to immigrants and refugees in need in our community,” said Susan R. Horn, President and CEO, Hiscock Legal Aid Society.

“We are thrilled about the ways that this grant will expand our organizations’ ability to collaborate to serve those in need” said Sally Curran, Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

In early 2016, The New York Bar Foundation allocated over $580,000 in grants to 99 programs across New York State. Each of the 13 Judicial Districts received at least one grant. These grants assist in:

  • Increasing public understanding of the law
  • Improving the justice system and the law
  • Facilitating the delivery of legal services
  • Enhancing professional competence and ethics

About Hiscock Legal Aid Society

Based in Syracuse, New York, Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-interest law firm founded in 1949 from a bequest of the Hon. Frank H. Hiscock.  For more than 65 years, HLAS has been dedicated to ensuring that no one in its community is denied justice because of a lack of means.  HLAS 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.

For more information, visit our Web site at www.hiscocklegalaid.org.