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NYLAG: Training for Temporary Protected Status Legal Clinic

  • 18 Sep 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Webinar

      Friends of NYLAG,

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    

Temporary Protected Status Legal Clinic

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.

Best regards,

Jaida Samuels
Volunteer Coordinator
New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Fl. | New York, NY 10004
ph: 212.613.7308 | fax: 212.613.6675 |

Temporary Protected Status Legal Clinic

On August 25, 2015, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced his decision to extend Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months.  Haiti was initially designated for TPS on January  21, 2010, after a major earthquake devastated the country. Following consultations with other federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security has determined that current conditions in Haiti support extending the designation period for current TPS beneficiaries. This decision means that current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from August 25, 2015 through October 26, 2015. 

NYLAG is partnering with Council Member Mathieu Eugene to provide application assistance for nationals of Haiti who are seeking to extend their TPS. At this clinic, NYLAG will be providing information about Haiti TPS and clinic volunteers are needed to assist with completing applications with attendees.  Haitian-Creole language skills are appreciated. NYLAG staff will be on site to provide direct supervision of volunteers.
 NYLAG will be conducting a 1-hour webinar training for CLE credit on Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals on:

Friday, September 18
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
CLE Credit: (0.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills)
Click here to register for the webinar or visit,

A recorded version (without CLE credit) will also be available for those unable to participate in the live webinar

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