STATEN ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Staten Island residents. We specialize in the following areas:
Disaster Recovery / FEMA /Insurance
Family Law / Domestic Violence
Senators Andrew J. Lanza and Diane J. Savino Honored
April 15, 2016
Staten Island Legal Services recognized Senators Andrew J. Lanza and Diane J. Savino with the Vito J. Titone Award for Legal Excellence at its fourth annual luncheon to honor legal excellence.
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Staten Island Goes Purple!
October 15, 2015
Yesterday, the NYC Council Committee on Women’s Issues held a press conference applauding an 11% increase in funding for the Domestic Violence Empowerment program (DoVE), which provides critical resources for our work on behalf of DV survivors. Many Council Members came out to support the program and express their gratitude to the advocates who work tirelessly to help survivors of violence. In addition to numerous CMs and Safe Horizon, the organization that administers the DoVE program, SILS Director Nancy Goldhill was invited to speak on behalf of LSNYC. Nancy thanked the Council stating that, “We are humbled every day by our clients who, in addition to enduring violence, are doubly burdened by their poverty, which makes it so difficult to leave, and often triply burdened by virtue of being undocumented or unable to speak English well.”
Michael E. McMahon Honored
April 17, 2015
Staten Island Legal Services recognized Honorable Michael E. McMahon with the Vito J. Titone Award for Legal Excellence at its third annual luncheon to honor legal excellence.
McMahon represented Staten Island in the US House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011 and in the New York City Council from 2003 to 2008. McMahon is credited with putting a lock on the Fresh Kills landfill and saving the City's recycling program, expanding ferry service, putting nurses and computers in every school, successfully fighting over-development on Staten Island and securing the resources to rebuild and expand the Staten Island Expressway and Ferry Terminal. He also championed the establishment of Legal Services NYC's office on Staten Island working together with his counsel, LSNYC Board Member Carmen J. Cognetta, and others to make it happen. Click here to view more event photos.
LEGAL AID PROGRAM COMING FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN!
Joanne Gerenser, Executive Director of Eden II, Laura Kennedy, Director of Early Childhood Direction Center, Nancy Goldhill, Project Director of Staten Island Legal Services, Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Miguel Rodriguez, SI Federation of PTAs, and Joanne Vitale, Parent to Parent gather to announce the creation of a legal service program for parents of special needs students, the first of its kind on Staten Island. Wednesday April 8, 2015. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel) Read the full story at SILive.com.
More coverage: NY1 News (video)
STATEN ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY!
Read the New York Law Journal article from December 18, 2014 here.
Director of administration to be honored for dedication to Staten Island Legal Services
by Matea Kulusic silive.com November 02, 2014
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mariners Harbor resident Clara Saviñon, director of administration at Staten Island Legal Services, is being honored by the Staten Island NFP Association.
The Staten Island NFP Association will be hosting the fourth annual Community Service Awards on Nov. 16 to honor those who tirelessly serve their communities.
Ms. Saviñon has been with Staten Island Legal Services since they started operations 10 years ago. She handles finances, prepares grant budgets and helps report on grants. She also keeps track of grant requirements, oversees building maintenance and supervises support staff.