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Lester Helfman

Lester Helfman

The Legal Aid Society
Senior Staff Attorney, Civil Practice
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Lester Helfman is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid’s Society’s Civil Practice where he represents clients in administrative proceedings, Article 78 proceedings and affirmative litigation in both state and federal courts, including state and federal class actions.  During his forty year career I legal services, Les has also specialized in housing law, health law and the rights of the elderly, and represented parolees in parole revocation proceedings and writs of habeas corpus.  From 1993–1997, he was Director of Litigation at Queens Legal Services Corp.  Les trains extensively on public benefits issues and administrative and judicial appeal rights.  He co-chairs a work group composed of legal service advocates and NYC Human Resources Administration program and legal staff, working to ensure the integrity of the Fair Hearing system and to establish alternative resolution modalities.  Les is a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman College and New York Law School.
Lester Helfman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of Notices and Fair Hearing Basics - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2018, Tuesday, July 10, 2018
List of Appendices Supplementing Fair Hearing Basics Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2018, Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2018, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings - Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings - Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings - Fair Hearings and Administrative Disqualification Hearings, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2018, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, New York, NY
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