Operational Changes at HLA in Response to Public Health Situation

HLA receives funding from New York Bar Foundation

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society(HLA) with a grant of $9,159 .  The grant will be used to support Diversity Fellowships to support COVID-19 related case increases.   “This New York Bar Foundation funding gives HLA an opportunity to hire paid interns to  assist with pandemic related increases in legal needs,” said Linda Gehron, Executive Director. “Promoting justice for all requires many groups […]

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Wynetta Devore Memorial Fund

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) mourns the loss of former Board Member Dr. Wynetta Devore who passed away in December 2020.  Dr. Devore spent her life in the service of others. Born in North Carolina and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Devore received an undergraduate degree from Hope College in Michigan and her master’s […]

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2020 Justice For All Virtual Event

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) is proud to have promoted justice for all since our founding in 1949. We are grateful to be a part of the Central New York community, and to be recognized as a trusted source for legal assistance to those in need. For the past seven years, our organization has celebrated […]

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HLA statement on current protests

We believe.     We believe in promoting justice for all. We’ve done this work for more than 70 years in the Central New York community and we’re still going strong.      We echo the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”    We embrace our commitment to promote anti-racist spaces free of hate, intolerance and bigotry where all can live and thrive.   We remember the words of Nelson Mandela who said: “No one […]

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THE HISCOCK LEGAL AID SOCIETY IS STILL OPEN & CONTINUES TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. If you have been laid off or terminated from your employment, have had to quit your job or are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have questions about whether you are eligible for […]

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HLA Recognized by Omega Psi Phi

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) was honored to be given a special recognition award by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on February 6, 2020.  HLA received this honor at the fraternity’s annual Dennis Dowdell dinner and scholarship reception at Embassy Suites in Syracuse. Omega Psi Phi holds the dinner each year as a way to celebrate Black History Month.  […]

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Lucero Saldana Mistry promoted

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucero Saldana Mistry to Supervising Attorney of HLA’s immigration program. Lucero, born in Lima, Peru, moved to Florida as an infant. She lived in Hollywood, FL and attended high school there before doing undergraduate work in Boca Raton. She then attended Florida Coastal […]

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Kristen McDermott promoted

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristen McDermott to Co-Supervising Attorney of HLA’s Appeals Program where she co-supervises with Phillip Rothschild.  Kristen has been with HLA for nearly a decade, beginning as a staff attorney  in 2010 before being promoted a few years later to Senior Attorney in HLA’s […]

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2019 Justice For All Breakfast

Please join Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA) for our annual Justice For All breakfast October 16, 2019 at Drumlins. Over the course of the one hour event, we’ll provide you with breakfast and take you on a virtual tour of our mission and vision through compelling short stories from agency leadership, members of the Board […]

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HLA + Syracuse Stage – 12 Angry Men

On October 10, 2019 join leadership from Hiscock Legal Aid Society for a pre-show reception and performance of 12 Angry Men. Our networking evening begins at 6 p.m. featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by the show. Register via this link no later than September 29 to have a portion of your ticket sales donated […]

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We’re expanding.

The NYS Office for New Americans has awarded the Hiscock Legal Aid Society a substantial amount of new funding that will allow HLA to dramatically expand the size and scope of its immigration legal services in 2019. “For years, in communities around the nation including here in Central New York, there has been a crushing, […]

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HLA is proud to stand with Vera House, Inc. and support its White Ribbon Campaign.

According to Vera House, “the White Ribbon Campaign is led by men and encourages all members of the community to join them in their efforts. This male leadership helps to acknowledge the important contributions men have made in ending violence against women and invites others to take a role.” We defend. We empower. We collaborate. […]

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HLA is pleased to announce the following staff promotions

Congratulations are in order for the promotions of the following HLA staff members: Gregory W. Dewan, Esq. has been promoted to the position of Deputy Executive Director & Vice President. A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Mr. Dewan says the collaborative passion that his colleagues bring to work each day is the best […]

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Nickie Trice promoted to Client Services Coordinator

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is proud to announce the promotion of Nickie Trice to the position of Client Services Coordinator. Ms. Trice is the first face many people see when coming to our offices and her interactions are marked by professionalism and compassion. Ms. Trice has been with HLA since 2009 when she joined as […]

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2018 Justice Walk/Run

4th Annual Justice Walk/Run Wednesday, September 12th at 5:30 P.M. Register Today Proceeds raised will support Hiscock Legal Aid Society and the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s collaborative immigration project. This program fills a major gap in services by helping the immigrant and refugee community apply for a variety of forms of immigration relief that will grant […]

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CLASP is Back.

Cancer Legal Advocacy and Services Project Re-opens On June 1, Hiscock Legal Aid Society and Legal Services of Central New York reopened the Cancer Legal Advocacy and Services Project (CLASP), a collaborative partnership between the two legal services providers. Since its inception in 2006, CLASP had been funded by the New York State Department of Health.  In May […]

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HLA President & C.E.O. Linda Gehron appointed by NYS Chief Judge to Parent Representation Commission

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to announce the appointment of President and C.E.O. Linda Gehron, Esq. to serve on a new Commission on Parental Legal Representation. This commission will examine the current state of mandated Family Court representation and determine how to ensure the future delivery of quality, cost-effective parental representation. Ms. Gehron was […]

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President & C.E.O. Linda Gehron on City Limits Talk Round Table

Various members of the legal community, including our very own President & C.E.O. Linda Gehron, sat down for a round table discussion with WAER’s News Director Chris Bolt about the effects poverty has on someone facing legal issues. Also featured in the discussion were: Ron Boxx, Head of Reintegration, Center for Community Alternatives, Langston McKinney, […]

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HLA ATTORNEYS AND STAFF BEING HONORED STATEWIDE

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to share that several attorneys and staff are being recognized for their work in promoting justice for all in the CNY community. HLA Family Court Supervising Attorney Nancy Farrell and Assistant Supervising Attorney Amanda McHenry are the 2018 recipients of the Ella B. Family Justice Award.  This award honors […]

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HLAS Says Farewell and Thank You to Longtime Board Members

In January, the Hiscock Legal Aid Society Board of Directors said good bye to long time and dedicated board members.  Collectively, these members have served on the board for more than a century.  They have each left their mark on the Board as well as the agency.  Pictured: Anita Cottrell, JoAnn Wallace, Anthony J. Malavenda, and […]

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