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NYLAG routinely offers one-day legal clinics in the community to address urgent and other large-scale needs. Participants undergo training in the legal issues addressed in the clinic and are supervised by NYLAG staff attorneys. NYLAG has several different one-day legal clinic volunteer opportunities available. Pro bono attorneys, law grads and law students are welcome to participate
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us at one or more of these clinics. Due to space limitations, we can only accommodate the indicated number of volunteers at each site, so we cannot accept everyone who might be interested in participating on a given day.
**NEW:** To sign up for one or more of the One-Day Legal Clinics, please fill out this form. You may contact me for questions, but the only way to sign up for the clinics is via the online form.
Due to the high volume of interested volunteers, please note it may take 2-3 business days to respond to your request to volunteer. Please wait for confirmation before making plans to go to a site.
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to serving those in need in our community.
New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Fl. | New York, NY 10004
ph: 212.613.7308 | fax: 212.613.6675
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Temporary Protected Status Legal Clinic
On June 24, 2015, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced his decision to designate nationals of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The designations mean that eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) will not be removed from the United States and are authorized to work and obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
NYLAG is partnering with Adhikaar to provide application assistance for nationals of Nepal who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). At this clinic, NYLAG will first be conducting a general immigration screening with each attendee to determine eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, aside from TPS. NYLAG will also be providing information about TPS including eligibility requirements and the benefits of TPS. Application assistance to eligible applicants will also be provided. Clinic volunteers are needed to assist with conducting general immigration screenings and also completing applications with attendees. Nepali language skills are appreciated. NYLAG staff will be on site to provide direct supervision of volunteers.
Mobile Legal Help Center Volunteer Opportunities
The Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) is the country’s first-ever legal services office and courtroom on wheels. On the MLHC, NYLAG staff provide counseling, advice, and direct representation on a variety of legal issues—from public benefits, family and matrimonial law, employment law, immigration and more—without leaving the vehicle. A video link with the courts enables access to judges for emergency hearings, including domestic violence and eviction cases.
NYLAG staff will be conducting legal clinics aboard the MLHC on the dates listed below. We invite participation from volunteer attorneys, law graduates and law students to help us provide legal services. Volunteers conduct intake interviews with MLHC visitors, and provide information and brief advice on a variety of legal issues. All volunteers are supervised by a NYLAG staff attorney who assists with evaluation of the legal issues raised during intake, and provides any guidance and support volunteers may need. Volunteers will have access to a recording of a webinar training on the MLHC intake process and will be sent training materials and intake guides.
Monday, August 10
12:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Senator Jose Serrano
174 East 110th Street
East Harlem, Manhattan
Need 4 Volunteers (Spanish speakers appreciated)