Legal

NLSM Offers A Wide Variety of Legal Services To Our Clients.

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Disability

Administrative advocacy for individuals who are in need of representation to secure Social Security benefits

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HIV/AIDS Victim Advocacy

Legal services in the areas of law (Social Security and Medicaid) probate for person(s) who are living with HIV/AIDS

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Bankruptcy

Specialized bankruptcy and counseling services that advise debtor/creditor issues, and represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, including adversarial proceedings

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Victim of Crime Advocacy

Financial assistance (lock replacement, window/door replacement); aid with completing compensation claims and filing of personal protection orders; civil legal backing; criminal justice support; information and referral for families; and follow-up and safety communications

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Domestic Violence Clinic

Assists survivors of domestic violence in obtaining necessary documents to prevent the continued cycle of abuse:

  • We complete and file paperwork on your behalf, including
  • Petitions for Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
  • Arrange for the abuser to be served with the order
  • Send order to the police

While there is no fee for this service, there may be a $40 fee to have your protection order served. Please plan to expect to pay when you arrive to the NLSM office. Moreover, we ask all clients to please bring the address and other identifying information (social security number, driver's license, vehicle tag number, photos, etc) of the abuser upon arriving to the office.

NLSM also offers services for a reduced fee, with payment required, only if a favorable decision is rendered.