Pro Bono

Helping People Obtain Needed Benefits

The Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Committee is a nonprofit, community-based poverty law program that regularly refers pro bono cases to Farrell Fritz. Many of these involve local residents who need help in receiving their deserved government benefits but are unable to afford a lawyer to help them. Frank McRoberts, of Farrell Fritz's...

Representing a Church in an Employment Dispute

Farrell Fritz lawyers have devoted their time and expertise to an area church that had been involved in a protracted dispute with a former employee. After voluntarily resigning her position with the church, the employee filed a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, which generally are only available to employees who...

Separating Church and Housing Development

A local area church faced a tricky political problem that required the skills of Farrell Fritz attorneys. The problem occurred when the not-for-profit housing development adjacent to the church property was being sold. The church, through its bylaws, was linked to the housing development. In order for the transaction to...

Shooting for Scholarships

Basketball scholarships often provide the only viable opportunity for underprivileged young men and women to achieve their dreams of a college education. Unfortunately, many who have the requisite skills on the court are unable to attend college due to a lack of educational opportunities growing up. In 2004, Farrell Fritz...