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Lester Helfman

Lester Helfman

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:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Fair Hearings: Bringing An Appeal Before An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) - Fair Hearings: Bringing An Appeal Before An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) , Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Fair Hearings - Fair Hearings, Friday, August 04, 2017
Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits - Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits, Friday, August 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Fair Hearings: Bringing An Appeal Before An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) - Fair Hearings: Bringing An Appeal Before An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) , Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits - Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits, Friday, August 04, 2017
Fair Hearings - Fair Hearings, Friday, August 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016, Monday, July 25, 2016, New York, NY
Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of Notices and Fair Hearing Basics (Appendices a-t) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Thursday, August 03, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Fair Hearings - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Friday, August 04, 2017
Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Friday, August 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Fair Hearings - Fair Hearings, Friday, August 04, 2017
Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits - Article 78 Proceedings and Public Benefits, Friday, August 04, 2017
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