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NYS Courts Access to Justice Program:
R.A.P. trains volunteers to provide in-court assistance to tenants and owners who are parties to nonpayment proceedings and are appearing without an attorney in the
All volunteers are mandated to participate in one two-hour training provided by The Honorable Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts and Director of the
At the training students will receive a program manual. Training topics include Housing Court Overview, Basics of Nonpayment Proceedings and Interviewing and Communication
Skills. In exchange for this free training, RAP Assistants are required to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours in the Resolution Part and will receive, upon request, a certificate of volunteer service upon completion of the training and volunteer hours.
Volunteers are given flexibility with their schedules and may split
their volunteer time as follows: Monday -Thursday: 9AM-1PM and/or 2:15PM to 4:30PM
Participants may choose to volunteer in a specific borough. While the program runs in 4 boroughs including Manhattan and Queens; the Bronx, and
TRAINING DATE & TIME:
Tuesday, November 1, 20119:00AM to 9:30AM (Registration)9:30AM to 11:30AM (Training)
TRAINING LOCATION:Civil Court of the City of New York
RSVP: This event is open for Members and non-Members.
In order to register, volunteers must contact the pro-bono chairperson. Send an E-mail to the Pro-Bono Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org which includes training date and time preference, volunteer housing court county preference, and your contact information (Full name, Current New York City Paralegal Association Membership status or whether you are a Berkeley Paralegal Student, address, and cell phone number) If you have questions you can leave a message at 516-851-4007.