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PRO BONO: NYS Courts Access to Justice Program: Housing Court's Navigator Program

  • 08 Feb 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Bronx County Civil Court at 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 – Room 504

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program is holding a training session  for the Housing Court's Court Navigator Program


 Training Date & Time:  Wednesday, February 08, 2017   2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bronx County Civil Court at 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 – Room 504 
Volunteer Service:  A minimum requirement of 30 hours of volunteer service is required within 90 days of training completion.

RSVP Required: Send an e-mail to sogarro@nycourts.gov with a copy to probono@nyc-pa.org to register for the training with a copy of your resume. 

All volunteers are mandated to participate in the training provided by the Honorable Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts and Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, and/or her staff. 

Training topics include Consumer Debt and Housing Court Overview, Basics of Non-payment Proceedings, How Civil Court Works and Court Navigator Role/Responsibilities. Each volunteer will receive an electronic copy of the program manual, and, upon request, a certificate of volunteer service upon completion of the training and volunteer hours.  

Volunteers are given flexibility with their schedules and may volunteer any day of the week: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

The Court Navigator Program 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 Housing Court, Resolution Part. (Nonpayment proceedings are cases in which an owner/landlord sues a tenant to collect alleged overdue rent). Join the Court Navigator Program. if you would like to:

● Help unrepresented litigants have a productive experience in Housing Court through an offering of non-legal support;

● Ensure unrepresented litigants are aware of all of the resources available to them, so that they may better advocate for themselves; and

● Provide unrepresented litigants with the confidence to discuss their claims or defenses before a court attorney or judge.


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