Legal Help for Civil Cases (Aired on AM on Mar. 7, 2014)
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides free legal help to the needy who require assistance in civil cases—mortgage problems, divorces, educational issues, domestic violence, and similar difficulties. In this interview Pro Bono Director Lillian Krusz Welby and staff attorney Jill Faber discuss all these topics and more. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has eight offices, ranging from White Plains to Kingston. Their staff attorneys and also volunteer attorneys handle child advocacy, orders of protection, foreclosures, trusts and estates, and disabled and veteran’s issues—but they are not Public Defenders, who deal with criminal cases.