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Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Testimony at the Senate Democrat Public Forum

December 9, 2008


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Good Afternoon! My name is Lisa Gradascevic, and I am the supervising attorney of the Civil Legal Services Unit of The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo. Our organization is a Legal Services Funding Alliance member. In our unit, we have five attorneys, two paralegals, and one legal secretary. WE are also fortunate to have the assistance of many volunteers and interns each year, without whom we could not do our jobs. The eight of us, with volunteer assistance, serve clients facing housing code violations, eviction, mortgage or tax foreclosure, and many family related issues, including custody, family offense, domestic violence, and support. We used to handle more matters, but we look forward to addressing unmet needs such as unemployment on a larger scale again in the future. 

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