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Seven Say Yes legal clinics to open in Syracuse School District

October 21, 2011

Susan Dutch
(315) 443-1525

In partnership with the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), Say Yes to Education will open free law clinics in seven locations throughout the SCSD beginning Monday, Oct. 24. This will be the fourth year clinics have been provided in the district through the Say Yes to Education program. The legal clinics have been coordinated by Heidi McCormick, director of Family Law & Social Policy at Syracuse University.

Legal clinics is one of many supports offered by Say Yes to Education to help increase graduation rates in the SCSD.

Local attorneys and paralegals will assist families with children currently attending a SCSD school by providing free advice, brief service and referrals relating to legal matters that may interfere with their child’s ability to succeed in school. Any parent or student in the district can attend a walk-in clinic regardless of where their child attends school. Some of the more common issues addressed are child support, child custody, guardianship, landlord disputes, public benefits and credit problems.

Clinics will be open until May 25, 2012, at the following times and locations.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King School
    416 E. Raynor Ave.
    Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.
  • Elmwood Elementary
    1728 South Ave.
    Tuesdays, 3- 5 p.m.
  • Delaware Academy
    900 South Geddes St.
    1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, 3-5 p.m.
  • Franklin Magnet School
    428 South Alvord St.
    Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.
  • Say Yes Office
    109 Otisco St.
    Last Wednesday each month, 5-7 p.m.
  • OCBA Clinic at Westcott Community Center
    826 Euclid Ave.
    Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
  • Northeast Community Center
    716 Hawley Ave.
    1st Tuesday every month, 5-7 p.m.

There will be no law clinics when school is closed for holidays, administrative closings or when after-school activities have been cancelled. For more information, call 315-443-9689.

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