Legal/Court Services

PRO BONO APPEALS PROGRAM

 
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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction of the New York State Bar Association has created a Pro Bono Appeals Pilot Program to provide needed representation in appeals in the Appellate Division, Third Department through the service of pro bono attorneys. In the Appeals Program representation will be limited to family and matrimonial law issues, including family offenses, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, and termination of parental rights. Not included are appeals addressing only the amount of child support awarded under the Child Support Standards Act.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaAlbany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties.
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Intake ProcedureCall 518-435-1770
Intake RequirementsProspective clients must fill out the Appeals Program application form found online at The Legal Project website, www.legalproject.org.
Helpful TipsA completed application constitutes an agreement for the Appeals Program to contact the prospective client’s trial attorney to ask questions about the case. The application forms and conversations concerning the case will be kept confidential and used solely to determine whether to accept the case and to select an appeals attorney. Completed applications may be sent by FAX, mail, or email.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish and Spanish
EligibilityThe client must meet these criteria: The client wishes to appeal a trial court order or judgment to the Appellate Division, Third Department or won in the trial court and is responding to an appeal by the losing party. The litigation occurred in a county within the Third Department. The client's income is less than 250% of the Federal poverty guidelines. See website for details.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
 
Specific Hours: Call for details
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 24 Aviation Road
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 101
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12205
Main Phone 518-435-1770
Fax 518-435-1773
Service Location Email info@legalproject.org
Web Address www.legalproject.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: LEGAL PROJECT
Affiliated Program: PRO BONO APPEALS PROGRAM
This Service: Legal/Court Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Divorce/Custody/Support Issues (YZ-1740)
Legal Services (FT)
Pro Bono Legal Aid Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1850.4000-650)