Dedicated to the progress and advancement of all paralegals.
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.
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nylag.org/probono
Citizenship and Naturalization Legal Clinic
According to the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service, only 40% of eligible immigrants in the New York City metro area have applied for naturalization. Citizenship provides immigrants with many benefits, including: voting rights, expanded opportunity to petition for foreign relatives within the United States and abroad, as well as access to medical and other benefits available to low-income individuals.
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship day. In celebration of this day, NYLAG is holding a community-based clinic to help qualified immigrants apply for naturalization, and needs pro bono attorneys, legal volunteers (BIA representatives and paralegals) and general volunteers to help pre-screened clients review the necessary forms and documents, and draft naturalization petitions and fee waivers, if applicable. NYLAG staff will be on site to provide direct supervision of volunteers.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by NALEO, Catholic Migration Services, and the NYIC
Holy Family St. Thomas Aquinas Church
249 9th Street (4th Avenue entrance)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Need 30-35 legal volunteers. Spanish speakers appreciated.
Citizenship and Naturalization Training Resources