August 5, 2015
Dear Friends,Yesterday I attended the summer meeting of the Consumer Advocates Task Force, which meets periodically at a Legal Aid Society office in lower Manhattan to discuss the latest developments in the area of consumer law. One of the items we discussed is the growing number of lawsuits by... Read more
July 25, 2015
Dear Friends,New York’s second-highest court (the Ap Read more
June 5, 2015
Alex Ryley, Director of VOLS' Elderly Project, recently spoke at a symposium on housing hosted by New York City Council Member Corey Johnson. Chelsea Now Article: Symposium Preps Advocates for Albany Housing Rally Read more
May 13, 2015
Dear Friends, After several conversations with the office of the Director of the HEAP program, I am pleased to be able to provide what I believe is definitive information on how one may go about applying for the cooling assistance benefit, which became available as of May 1.Which application(s)... Read more
February 18, 2015
Dear Friends,How does that old expression go? Man plans, and God laughs. I had planned to begin a series on the basics of life-planning documents shortly after the New Year began, but here we are after Valentine's Day. Apologies!I had conceived of this series because, while giving presentations... Read more