Community Legal Advocates of New York
Advocating for All Communities

CLA Milestones

Our History



CLA expands its Board of Directors, adding Joel Bencosme, CPA, and Rosemary Ventura, LMSW.

             Joel Bencosme, CPA

            Joel Bencosme, CPA

               Rosemary Ventura, LMSW

              Rosemary Ventura, LMSW


CLA receives a grant from the New York Immigration Coalition in support of the Coverage 4 All campaign.

MARCH 18, 2017

Community Legal Advocates holds its launch party and first ever fundraiser. It was a great success and we thank everyone who showed up to support and encourage us!  Scroll through photos to the right.  

Click on the left to watch a video about CLA's creation and mission.

march 1, 2017

                                              CLA moves into its new office at 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, Nassau County.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Community Legal Advocates receives notification from the IRS that it has been approved as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. CLA's tax exempt status is retroactive to August 16, 2016.

january 2017

Community Legal Advocates begins operations.

august 2016

Community Legal Advocates of New York Inc. is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of New York State.


summer 2016

Keiko and Ann conceive of creating a new non-profit law firm that will serve clients regardless of their ability to pay fees, providing low cost services to middle income clients, as well as free services to low income clients.