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Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY

Welcome to our website.  Since 1978, we have served our clients in Western New York through direct services, home visits to homebound seniors, legal workshops at senior buildings and senior centers and 40-50 community educations events each year.  In addition to our own staff, we partner with the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the Erie County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee to provide additional services to our clients.  For more than 20 years, we have partnered with the State University at Buffalo School of Law to run an elder law clinic for students.  As a result of these efforts, in 2013 volunteers provided 1,191 hours of free probono services to our clients. In addition, In 2013 we handled 2,507 cases and provided community education events that benefitted approximately 7,700 people.

If you need our services and live in Western New York, please call us at 716-853-3087. You may call the same number to schedule a legal workshop, or a community education event.  We look forward to serving you.

The Mission of LSED

It is the mission of Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York to improve the quality of life for elderly, disabled and low-income persons in Western New York. We do so through the provision of free civil legal services, primarily to individuals age sixty and over as defined by the federal Older Americans Act, but also to younger disabled and low-income individuals. Our primary goal is to use the legal system to assure that our clients may live independently and with dignity.



Legal Services for the Elderly will not provide legal advice over the internet.  This website, or any email correspondence sent by you to us, does not create a lawyer-client relationship.  Please do not send us any information which you consider confidential regarding any legal matter until such relationship is formally established.  Legal Services for the Elderly is not responsible for the content of other websites this site may be linked. The information on this web site is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from State to State, so that some information in this web site may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Finally, the information contained in this web site is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this web site cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.  This website may be considered attorney advertising.


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