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NYLAG: Mobile Legal Help Center Volunteer Opportunities

  • 09 Feb 2017
  • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Exact Location TBD Upper West Side, Manhattan

Need 4 Volunteers.

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.

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. 

** 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: 212.714.7491 |

   Mobile Legal Help Center Volunteer Opportunities

The Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) is the country’s first-ever legal services office and courtroom on wheels. On the MLHC, NYLAG staff provide counseling, advice, and direct representation on a variety of legal issues—from public benefits, family and matrimonial law, employment law, immigration and more—without leaving the vehicle. A video link with the courts enables access to judges for emergency hearings, including domestic violence and eviction cases.

NYLAG staff will be conducting legal clinics aboard the MLHC on the dates listed below. We invite participation from volunteer attorneys, law graduates and law students to help us provide legal services. Volunteers conduct intake interviews with MLHC visitors, and provide information and brief advice on a variety of legal issues. All volunteers are supervised by a NYLAG staff attorney who assists with evaluation of the legal issues raised during intake, and provides any guidance and support volunteers may need. Volunteers will have access to a recording of a webinar training on the MLHC intake process and will be sent training materials and intake guides.
   Thursday, February 9
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Council Member Rosenthal
Exact Location TBD
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Need 4 Volunteers.

Friday, February 10
10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nassau Family Court
1200 Old Country Road, #2
Westbury, Long Island
Need 4 Volunteers.

Tuesday, February 14
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mount Moriah Baptist Church
140-17 Guy Brewer Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, Queens
Need 4 Volunteers.

Wednesday, February 15
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Red Hook Community Justice Center
88 Visitation Place
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Need 2 Volunteers.

Friday, February 17
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Education Alliance
25-29 Avenue D
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Need 3 Volunteers.

Wednesday, February 22
9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Senator Felder
4623 16th Avenue
Parkville, Brooklyn
Need 3 Volunteers.

Tuesday, February 28
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crown Heights Mediation
250 Kingston Avenue
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Need 3 Volunteers. Haitian-Creole speakers appreciated.

Mobile Legal Help Center Training Resources
  • Click here to view a recording of the webinar training on conducting intakes aboard the MLHC and clinic logistics.
  • Click here to view/ download a printable PDF of the presentation handout.
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