Touro Law Receives $25K Grant for Covid-19 Legal Assistance Helpline

June 17, 2020

Dean Elena Langan is pleased to announce that Touro Law is the recipient of a $25K grant from the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund of the Long Island Community Foundation. The grant money will be used to support the legal helpline that was established to help Long Islanders with legal issues that are the result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are so grateful for the support from the Long Island Community Foundation,” stated Dean Langan. “This pandemic has created a critical need for legal response in almost every area of life for Long Islanders. We are glad to be at the forefront with many non-profit partners to ensure that residents of Long Island receive the assistance they need. We are looking forward to expanding our efforts over time to accommodate the growing need. This grant will go a long way to ensure that help is being provided.”
Already in operation, Touro Law faculty, students and attorney volunteers are providing community members with assistance or referrals on a myriad of issues including landlord-tenant, civil liberties, bankruptcy, employee rights, unemployment, stimulus payment, insurance and more.

Touro Law is coordinating with the non-profit community and has a leadership role in Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LIVOAD). Community members will be referred to Touro’s clinical program as well as pro bono partners including the practicing bar and not for profit legal and human service organizations. Helpline assistance and referrals are provided at no cost. 

To reach the Touro Helpline team please call 631-761-7198 or visit


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 34 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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