Volunteer Opportunity

Legal Hand Brownsville Volunteer

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Legal Hand | BRooklyn, NY
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Legal Hand


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Published 2 months ago

Start Date

April 1, 2019

End Date

October 31, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Legal Hand, a community legal resource center with a storefront center in Brownsville Brooklyn, is seeking volunteers!

At Legal Hand, our community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance and referrals to help community members resolve issues that affect their lives, in areas like housing, family law, immigration, divorce, domestic violence and benefits. Volunteers operate out of easy-to-find, neighborhood storefront centers in Brownsville. Legal Hand is run by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with three legal services providers: The Legal Aid Society, Legal Services NYC, and NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG).

Legal Hand Volunteers provide legal information, assistance and referrals from the Brownsville storefront office. Volunteers play an important role in Legal Hand's mission to improve access to justice in low-income communities by directing people with civil legal problems to effective resources and ensuring they know their rights in a given situation. Volunteers are trained at no cost, learning valuable advocacy and legal skills. Legal Hand volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life-from college students to retirees and no experience in legal work is necessary. Volunteers will be paid a stipend of $15 per shift to cover transportation.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete training in a variety of legal issue areas, including immigration, family law, housing, benefits and employment.
  • Assist residents with variety of legal issues by completing intake, filling out and fling correct paperwork and making referrals to full-scale representation when needed.
  • Track client information in computer database consistently and accurately.
  • Conduct outreach around Brownsville to advertise the Legal Hand Program.

Requirements include:

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week in our office for minimum of 6 months
  • Interest in public interest law, human rights and community organizing.
  • Must be 18 years old and over
  • Must speak fluent English; ability to speak Spanish and Creole a plus but not required.
  • Must have strong computer literacy and comfort.
  • Knowledge in NYC Benefits a plus.


Legal Hand, a community legal resource center with a storefront center in Brownsville Brooklyn, is seeking volunteers!

At Legal Hand, our community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance and referrals to help community…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

Legal Hand will be holding two Volunteer Sessions in March, 2019 Please come to one of them to larn more about becoming a volunteer:

March 26th, 2019 3 pm- 5 pm

or

March 27th, 2019 11 am- 1 pm

Both information sessions will be held at Legal Hand, 650 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212

For more information, or with any questions, please contact Yvette W. Rouget at rougety@legalhand.org

Legal Hand will be holding two Volunteer Sessions in March, 2019 Please come to one of them to larn more about becoming a volunteer:

March 26th, 2019 3 pm- 5 pm

or

March 27th, 2019 11 am- 1…

Location

Legal Hand Brownsville

650 Rockaway Ave Brooklyn, NY 11212 (corner of Dumont Ave), BRooklyn, NY 11212
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