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Advocating For Justice &
Equal Treatment Under the Law
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The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County

The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County (LASW) provides free criminal and family court legal representation to persons who are unable to afford an attorney. We also handle appeals and post-conviction matters for our clients. The Society is founded upon the belief that equal access to effective representation by counsel is vital to upholding justice and assuring equal administration and protection under the law. Our staff is comprised of a leading team of experienced defense attorneys, family court attorneys, social workers, investigators, and professional support individuals who have all shown a commitment and dedication to indigent criminal defense.

Areas of Practice

  • ​Handle criminal matters from arrest to disposition.

  • Ensure representation at every client's first appearance.

  • Post-conviction and appellate representation.

  • Family court representation.

  • Sentencing mitigation and re-entry support.

  • Representing clients in problem-solving courts/diversion.

  • Representing juvenile and adolescent offender/raise the age.

  • Advocate and impact legislation affecting the practice of criminal law.

Reviewing the Laws

Know Your Rights

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Community Outreach 


Courts & Programs


In The News


Employment Opportunities

Become part of our team.

The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County (LASW) offers career opportunities for attorneys, social workers, investigators ministrative staff, as well as internships.

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