Legal Aid remains open, limits large-scale events

Nonprofit law firm encouraging online, phone applications

Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the Coronavirus.

“We care about our community, and we’re doing our part to help prevent spreading any infectious disease,” said Steven McGarrity, executive director of Legal Aid. “But we’re also remaining diligent in helping people address the legal crises they may be facing and want the public to know we’re still here.”

McGarrity said the nonprofit law firm is following recommendations by the Governor’s office to limit large-scale events, and will be cancelling all public workshops/clinics through April 10th.

“We’re reaching out to clients and our partner agencies to keep them informed, and to make sure they know how to still reach us,” he explained.

Legal Aid also is suspending walk-in applications and is directing anyone needing assistance to apply online 24/7 at www.communitylegalaid.org/apply or through the Legal Aid HelpLine at (800) 998-9454 during open hours.

Current clients should continue to work with their attorneys as planned.

The organization will be keeping the public informed about events on its website and via its social media channels. For a complete, up-to-date listing of events, community members should visit www.communitylegalaid.org/events. Community members can find Legal Aid on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CommLegalAid and can follow them on Twitter and Instagram @CommLegalAid.

Posted: March 13, 2020