The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation and public service-minded membership. The New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has almost 2,600 members in 74 squadrons throughout New York State.
NYCAP performs emergency and non-emergency services at cost for the state and local governments, including , disaster relief, counterdrug, and homeland security missions. NYCAP also has a cadet program for youths 12 to 18 years old, which promotes aviation and aerospace education in the community.
Matthew O'Connor, government analyst at Hinman Straub, and Michael Fallon, Principal at Hinman Straub, are working with NYCAP to develop and advance its government affairs agenda in New York State.
Col. Jack Ozer, wing commander, said the firm provided legal and government relations advice that directly resulted in an improved working relationship with state agencies and elected officials, "New York can now access our volunteer emergency and non-emergency services easily and efficiently, resulting in significant cost savings for such services in New York."
John Black, principal at Hinman Straub, and Joseph Dougherty, Associate at Hinman Straub, are participating in the Legal Aid Society's Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) program. The program brings together private and volunteer attorneys on a wide variety of issues, including: employment, labor and other matters affecting the elderly, disabled, people living with HIV/AIDS and low-income residents. Legal services are provided to individuals and families across northeastern New York. For more information on the Legal Aid Society PAI program, please click here. For more information on John Black, visit his bio page. For more information on Joseph Dougherty, please visit his bio page.
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