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NYLAG: IMMIGRATION RELIEF SCREENING CLINICS

  • 20 May 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Port Richmond HS 85 Saint Josephs Avenue Staten Island, NY 10302

Need 15 Volunteers. Spanish speakers needed. Spanish interpreters also needed. 

NYLAG One-Day Legal Clinic Pro Bono Opportunities for April 2017

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 and interpreters are welcome to participate. All NYLAG One-Day Legal Clinics will count toward the 50-hour pro bono requirement for admission to the New York State Bar.

** 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.  (Please note we have a new form!).

Due to the high volume of interested volunteers, only those who are confirmed for clinics will be contacted. NYLAG will confirm volunteers within 2-3 business days. All other volunteers will automatically be added to our waitlist. 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
jsamuels@nylag.org | www.nylag.org/probono

     Immigration Relief Screening Clinics

NYLAG will be conducting general immigration screenings for a variety of immigrant populations to determine eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, including family based petitions, deferred action, naturalization, T and U visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Clinic volunteers with immigration experience are needed to help conduct the screenings. NYLAG staff will be on site to provide direct supervision to volunteers.

Saturday, May 20
Co-sponsored by New York City Council & New York Immigration Coalition
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Port Richmond HS
85 Saint Josephs Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302

Need 15 Volunteers. Spanish speakers needed. Spanish interpreters also needed. 

Immigration Relief Training Resources  

  • NYLAG’s Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Training. This 2-hour webinar training provides information about SIJS, a form of immigration relief available to unmarried individuals under the age of 21 who are in the United States and have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by one or both parents. This training addresses both Family Law and Immigration Law issues necessary to SIJS applications. A portion of the training also addresses special issues involved in representing immigrant youth, including effective communication and how to establish a good rapport and create a trusting environment, as well as working with youth who have experienced trauma and how to identify and overcome communication barriers.
  • NYLAG's Asylum Law Training.  This 1.5-hour webinar training will provide an overview of asylum law and other humanitarian relief, including how to prepare an effective asylum case; how to work with potential applicants for asylum; and recent developments in asylum law, including a discussion on the recent BIA ruling recognizing domestic violence as a basis for asylum.
  • NYLAG's Naturalization & Citizenship Training.  According to the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service, only 40% of eligible immigrants in the New York City metro area have applied for naturalization. Citizenship provides immigrants with many benefits, including: voting rights, expanded opportunity to petition for foreign relatives within the United States and abroad, as well as access to medical and other benefits available to low-income individuals. This training will provide an overview of the Naturalization process and how to help low-income clients complete the application.
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