Various legal groups, including Legal Aid, LSNY, New York County Lawyers, New York Legal Assistance Group, and the Urban Justice Center, were involved in other key support services as well and provided, among other things, legal counseling and pro bono legal services at the Family Assistance Center at Pier 94 and at various Disaster Assistance Service Centers.
Many of the organizations mentioned herein, including the City Bar Fund, Legal Aid, LSNY, TLC, and other legal services organizations and many law firms and individual lawyers remain actively involved in assisting those affected by 9/11 who still require assistance.
LSNY is currently the only New York City recipient of LSC funding.
(84) Like LSNY, the Legal Aid Society received no FEMA money to provide representation to the indigent victimized by the terrorist attacks; the Legal Aid Society mobilized other sources of funds to support its disaster legal relief work.
With less budgetary flexibility and fewer private dollars supporting its disaster relief advocacy than Legal Aid, LSNY focused its efforts on providing direct services in its target communities and conducting trainings of pro bono attorneys.
As it was, because of the unprecedented level of private philanthropic funds available in the wake of September 11th, LSNY's and Legal Aid's efforts were well-supported even without FEMA funds.