Open Hands Legal Services to Award First Annual Outstanding Volunteer Award!Posted: May 22, 2013 3:23 pm by admin
Open Hands is pleased to announce that it will award its First Annual Outstanding Volunteer Award on July 11, 2013 at the Evening Volunteer Appreciation. Open Hands is proud to celebrate the extraordinary volunteers without whom we could not do our work. From counseling low-income tenants in Queens to drafting contracts for budding entrepreneurs or translating for elderly Chinese immigrants in the East Village, the range of our volunteers’ skills and efforts are vast and the blessings they bring are wide-reaching.
Below please find the Outstanding Volunteer Award Nomination Form. The Outstanding Volunteer Award will be announced and presented at the Volunteer Appreciation Event on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Legend’s Pub, 6 W 33rd St #1 New York 10001,from 6-8 P.M.
Immigration Law Institute: Immigrant Rights Training in partnership with Christian Legal Society, Hope for New York, World Relief Legal Support Center for Immigrant Legal ServicesPosted: April 30, 2013 11:11 am by admin
Join us for a two-day practical skills training program designed for attorneys who want
to understand what immigration law is all about, particularly the law as it applies to
low-income and undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Experienced
faculty will provide an overview of immigration law and will discuss naturalization and
immigrant rights, among other things.
Other topics you will learn about include:
• Legislative update on immigration reform
• Family-based immigration
• The intersection of criminal law and immigration law
• Open Hands New Volunteer training
Who Should Attend. This comprehensive program will benefit attorneys and other
professionals interested in immigration law, particularly those interested in or working
with pro bono immigrant clients. New and existing Open Hands Legal Services
volunteer attorneys, law students, public interest attorneys and non-profit organization
staff will all benefit from this program.
Register Today! Register today and reserve your seat. Space is limited! Early bird rate
(only $30!) ends on May 10. Scholarships are available for all qualifying individuals;
please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MCLE Credits. 7.5 Total Credits pending
Appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys as well as new and experienced Open Hands Legal Services volunteers.
Posted: March 19, 2013 11:03 am by admin
Income Data Shows Widening Gap Between New York City’s Richest and PoorestPosted: September 28, 2012 9:18 am by admin
Nearly 1.7 million city residents were officially classified as poor, or with an income of less than $18,530 for a family of three. Some 750,000 were subsisting on less than half the poverty level.
In Manhattan, the disparity was even starker. The lowest fifth made $9,681, while the highest took home $391,022. The wealthiest fifth of Manhattanites made more than 40 times what the lowest fifth reported, a widening gap (it was 38 times, the year before) surpassed by only a few developing countries, including Namibia and Sierra Leone.
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An Invitation to Defending Public Housing Residents in NYCHA Administrative Termination ProceedingsPosted: September 26, 2012 1:56 pm by admin
The NLG-NYC Anti-Racism Committee, together with the student chapters at Cardozo and CUNY School of Law, invites you to join us:
Fighting the City as Landlord:
Defending Public Housing Residents in NYCHA Administrative Termination Proceedings
Thursday, October 4, 2012 6 p.m. to 9:15 pm
Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Ave., Room 424 New York, NY
Interested in learning how to defend public housing residents in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) administrative termination of tenancy (i.e. eviction) proceedings? How about organizing to change these proceedings? Yes? Yes! Join us for this training, open to all lawyers, legal workers, law students, and organizers!
Every year, tens of thousands of public housing residents are at risk of losing their affordable housing through NYCHA termination proceedings. Almost none of these residents have any form of representation. This CLE will enable lawyers, law students, and legal workers to learn the basics of these proceedings and to begin providing such representation to public housing residents in the future.
- Wasim Lone, Director of Housing Services, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
- Afua Atta-Mensah, Supervising Attorney, Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project (HOPP) at the Urban Justice Center
- Avery McNeil and Joe Wong , 3L Law Students, New York University School of Law
CLE Credit will be available for this event!*
2 credits for Professional Practice and 1 credit for Skills
RSVP for CLE credit: http://doodle.
RSVP w/out CLE credit: http://
Cost: $45 for attorneys, free for law students, legal workers, and organizers (donationrecommended)
Attorneys with financial hardship, please email NLGAntiRacismCLE@gmail.
**Snacks will be served!**