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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 and Friday: 9AM-1PM.
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:
Friday, March 16, 20129:00AM 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, but Members have a priority in registration.
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 with your full name, your membership status, volunteer housing court county preference, and your contact information (address, and cell phone number.) If you have questions you can leave a message at 516-851-4007.