Legal Services

What We Do

LAC provides legal advice and representation to New York State residents who:

  • Face employment, housing and other types of discrimination because of a criminal record. We provide a comprehensive range of civil legal services, including obtaining and correcting mistakes on rap sheets, obtaining certificates of rehabilitation, filing employment discrimination complaints, and gathering evidence of rehabilitation. LAC also brings impact litigation to create systemic change.

  • Face discrimination because of an alcohol/drug history, including participation in methadone maintenance or other medication assisted treatment; and

  • Have HIV-related legal problems, especially due to discrimination or breach of HIV confidentiality or testing rights. We also help with problems such as health care proxies, living wills, permanency planning, and government benefits.

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PLEASE NOTE: While we only provide direct legal services to people living in New York State, we also have useful resources for people in other states. If the legal problem is about employment discrimination due to a criminal record outside of New York, visit the National H.I.R.E. Network's web site to find resources in your state.

More information on our New York State legal services:

New York State HIV/AIDS legal services
New York State Criminal Justice services
New York State Alcohol & Drug services

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