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Legal Services

Welcome to Legal Services.

CSEA’s Legal Department offers protection to our members by litigating cases in the area of labor and employment law, as well as providing legal counsel to the Organization and to several Standing Board Committees, including our Judicial Board and our Statewide Election Committee.

CSEA’s Legal Department was established by our Delegates in 1987 to better assist our members with their growing legal needs. Over the years, our Legal Department has expanded to a staff now comprising 11 staff attorneys, 2 Legal Assistance Program Administrators, and 8 support staff, plus a network of regional attorneys around NYS, all of whom are dedicated to provide our members and our union with quality representation in labor and employment law matters. Our Legal Department also administers discounted legal services with regard to Elder Law, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Legal matters, and Personal Injury matters.


The information contained herein is intended solely as an informational and educational service for members of CSEA and its bargaining units. This information does not constitute legal advice nor should it be considered legal advice, which can only be provided by an attorney after a consultation regarding the facts of the specific case.