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About HLA


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.


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

What We Do Learn more about the types of cases we handle.


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

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.


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


Representation is provided to parolees in parole revocation proceedings brought by the NYS Division of Parole.


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


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.

Our Client's Experience

Hear from our clients.

News Learn about the latest from HLA.

“It’s estimated that $10 is returned to the New York State Treasury for every dollar invested in civil legal services.”

Make A Difference

We strive to change the lives of our clients but we are not able to make progress without the help of our generous supporters. Help us make a difference.


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