Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee

Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. (“NSLS”) is a non-profit, community based poverty law program that provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) matters to low income, disabled, and disadvantaged persons throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Our goal is to provide quality legal services in a manner that respects the individual’s dignity and helps ensure that each person is afforded the full protection and benefits of the law. The staff is comprised of attorneys, paralegals, social workers, and support staff. Offices are located in Hempstead (Nassau County), Islandia (Suffolk County), and Riverhead (Suffolk County). NSLS does not charge any fees for its services. Visit our website

Volunteer Opportunities:

General Legal Internship

Hempstead, Islandia or Riverhead

Students may screen callers for eligibility of services. Students may assist staff or pro bono attorneys with client interviews, document review, document preparation, legal research, and pre-hearing preparation. Students may have the opportunity to observe court proceedings.

Contact Melissa Greenberger at 631-232-2400 or for more information

Meet the Innovator:

Melissa B. Greenberger, Esq. is the Pro Bono Innovator at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. In this role, she recruits, interviews, hires, and trains law student interns, as well as attorneys emeritus, for pro bono projects. Prior to joining NSLS, Ms. Greenberger was the Practitioner-in-Residence at Touro Law Center’s Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic. She previously served as a staff attorney in Touro’s Mortgage Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Clinic, the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, and the Senior Citizens Law Program. She has worked as a criminal defense attorney, personal injury attorney, and as an Assistant Town Attorney in the Town of Islip. She is a Small Claims Arbitrator in the Suffolk County District Courts and the Acting Village Justice in the Village of Lake Grove. She also teaches Law and Ethics courses in the Pharmacy Technician and Ophthalmic Technician programs at Suffolk County Community College. Ms. Greenberger received a B.A. from Dickinson College and her J.D. from Touro Law Center.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us! 631-232-2400