This is a discussion on NYS Pistol License Suspension within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; "You can't find any attorney to handle this situation pro bono or for a nominal fee?" Pro bono? No. Nominal fee? Unfortunately we are talking ...
"You can't find any attorney to handle this situation pro bono or for a nominal fee?"
Pro bono? No.
Nominal fee? Unfortunately we are talking about few thousand dollars with respect to legal fees, which may in fact be a nominal fee when you're talking about legal fees.
But given the current economic situation (I work for a medium size company that has had four rounds of layoffs in the last six months, across the board compensation cuts and mandatory one week furloughs for everyone) and in spite of how important this is to me (my wife doesn't share the sentiment) paying my mortgage, utilities, etc., etc., etc. have to be the priority...at least my wife thinks so ;).
Ideologically and based on principle this bugs me to no end but realistically getting involved in a legal battle, given the "privileges" the license affords you if you're living in Suffolk County, the likelihood that my situation will change shortly (daughter and grandkids moving out of state within the next year or so), the current economic situation and given what it would mean as far as changing the situation regarding the 2nd amendment here on Long Island (nothing), I can't justify the expensive involved in putting up that kind of fight.
I haven't lost my fighting spirit but I'm trying to exercise some wisdom on the when, where and under what circumstances I do the fighting. Either that or I'm just getting old.
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At this point I'd settle for a good paralegal that knows how to file an article 78 petition :).
In any case, sorry to hear of your continued struggles.
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The license wasn't revoked it was suspended. The reason for the suspension is noted on the suspension letter. In speaking to the licensing division they said once my grandson has relocated I can reapply and the suspension would be lift. It is somewhat of a black eye but I don't believe the other applications I've completed in the past (I have Florida and New Hampshire non-resident licenses) asked about license suspensions.
A sure way into the Bar Associations good graces...just above stealing client's money or violating attorney/client confidentiality.
I'm guessing the prospective lawyers would be as happy to do that as they would to have a plague infested rat as a pet.
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I doubt you'd find a organization on a university campus that would take up a 2A project, especially in NYS.
Law students are covered in the state rules of professional responsibility which deal with what they can and cannot do, and how they are to be supervised.
The students are farmed out to various legal aid organizations and work under the supervision of the organization's lawyers, the professor or both. It's not a "public help desk", but a dedicated, graded assignment.
You are assigned to a clinic - criminal defense clinic at the public defender's office...consumer protection clinic helping the attorney general go after fraud...environmental law clinic working with save the wetlands people...legal aid for people being evicted...
Your work is assigned to you by a superior and you get graded on it.
No "walk ins". No "help with paperwork".
Law school does not work the way you think it does.
About the CLPC :: Community Legal Practice Clinic :: W&L Law School Each school usually has a program of sorts that does something similar. So what I'm getting at, there might be organizations that wont charge much if anything that could help in this situation.