The Legal Aid Society Receives Grant from New York State Bar Foundation

Pictured L to R: Janet Sabel, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society; Susan B. Lindenauer, a Director of The New York State Bar Foundation; and Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice

Pictured L to R: Janet Sabel, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society; Susan B. Lindenauer, a Director of The New York State Bar Foundation; and Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice

On Monday, April 15th, Susan B. Lindenauer, chair of the Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, presented The Legal Aid Society with an annual grant in support of the Legal Rights and Economic Empowerment Initiative.

This grant will be used to support a series of trainings focusing on access to benefits for immigrants and their families and changes to rental assistance regulations and upcoming changes to tax law. It is anticipated that the training series will reach over 500 low-income individuals and advocates who seek guidance on these legal areas and who may be impacted by policy changes to ensure they are well-informed and can make well-informed decisions. Trainings will empower New Yorkers and advocates with tools needed to help them address legal obstacles while helping them stabilize and achieve a greater sense of certainty. This work was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Bar Foundation.

Mrs. Lindenauer previously served as counsel to the president and Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, where she worked for 38 years. She also chairs the fellows of the New York Bar Foundation and serves on the board of the New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA).