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Legal Services

SENIOR CITIZEN LAW PROJECT

The NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS funds the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. to provide free legal services-civil matters only-to residents aged 60 and over who are unable to pay for the service of a private attorney.

This project concentrates on legal problems that specifically concern senior citizen benefits and entitlements. For further information, contact:

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.  
1 Helen Keller Way  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550 292-8088
www.nslawservices.org  

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

Individuals who are not eligible for the above program and who do not have their own lawyer, may request a lawyer referral. A nominal fee is charged for the client's consultation with a panel lawyer. Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Lawyer Referral Service  
Bar Association of Nassau County  
15th Street and West Street  
Mineola, N.Y. 11501 747-4832
www.nassaubar.org  
   
CONSUMER INFORMATION AND COMPLAINTS
   
CONSUMER COMPLAINT LINE  
   
To register complaints about merchandise, service, weightsand measures, or home improvement work, call:
   
Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs  
200 County Seat Drive  
Mineola, N.Y. 11501 571-2600
   
To report or obtain information on identity theft, elder abuse, bogus charities, fraudulent home improvement companies or telemarketers, and other scams, contact:

New York State Office of the Attorney General  
200 Old Country Road  
Mineola, N.Y. 11501 248-3300
www.oag.state.ny.us  
 
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Better Business Bureau
For information about reliability of companies and to register complaints, contact:
399 Conklin Street  
Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735 420-0500
www.newyorkbbb.org  

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County

Home economics and consumer resources are provided to Nassau County residents through classes, resource listings, publications and the Consumer Helpline. Consumer questions are answered 1-3 p.m. daily. Contact:

Home Economics Division
239 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Consumer Helpline: 292-7990
www.cce.cornell.edu/nassau

Horticulture Information: 228-0426
www.ccenassau.org