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FEBRUARY

Consumer Debt DVD Replay February 9, 2016

In exchange for 20 hours of volunteer service in the Civil Court’s Volunteer Lawyer for the Day Program, Earn 4.5 free CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE Credits. For details see flyer
Register online at: volunteerattorneys@nycourts.gov or for more information please call
(646) 386-5425

Court Navigator Program Training February 10, 2016.

The Court Navigator Program training for non-attorneys will be held on February 10, 2016, from 1:30 - 5:00PM. See flyer for details.

FREE Uncontested Divorce Lunchtime CLE Training on February 10, 2016

Uncontested Divorce training with special update on new Uncontested Divorce Forms in return for 1.5 free CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE credits*, participants are required to complete a 20 hour pro bono practicum assisting unrepresented litigants with Uncontested Divorces in the Supreme Court Uncontested Divorce program within 6 months of training. All participants are supervised on site by a court attorney with experience in Divorce law. For details see Flyer.

For more information or to register, email: volunteerattorneys@nycourts.gov or
call (646) 386-5425. Limited Seating—Registration Required to guarantee your seat!
*(Newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carry-over basis).

Volunteer Lawyer for the Day Program Training, February 18, 2016

Earn a total of 3.5 free CLE credits in exchange for 2 days of REPRESENTATION within 3 months of training - CLE credit awarded upon completion of required volunteer service. For details see Flyer.
Registration REQUIRED. RSVP at: VLFDHousing@nycourts.gov

Housing Court Volunteer Lawyers Program, February 18 and 23, 2016

Earn 8.5 hours of FREE CLE credit in "Fundamentals of Residential Landlord-Tenant Law” in exchange for 12 hours of volunteer service (ADVICE ONLY) within 3 months of training in the Housing Court’s Help Centers. For details see flyer.
Register now at: VLPHousing@nycourts.gov




MARCH

Bridge-the-GAP Free CLE Training, March 29th - 31st, 2016.

In return for 18 free CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE credits, participants are required to complete a 50 hour pro bono practicum assisting litigants in NYC Housing, Civil or Supreme Courts within 6 months of training. (Newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carry-over basis.) Service in this program fulfills the 50 hour pro bono requirement for NY bar admission. *This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. For details see Flyer.

For more information or to register, email: Bridgegap@nycourts.gov or call (646) 386-5425
Limited Seating—Registration Required to guarantee your seat!




APRIL

FREE Family Law CLE Training, Tuesday, April 15, 2016

In return for 4.5 free CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE credits*, participants are required to complete a 20 hour pro bono practicum assisting litigants in the NYC Family Court Help Center within 6 months of training. All participants are supervised on site by attorneys with expertise in Family law. For details see flyer.

For more information or to register, email: volunteerattorneys@nycourts.gov or
call (646) 386-5425. Limited Seating—Registration Required to guarantee your seat!
*(Newly admitted attorneys may use pro bono service credits on a carry-over basis).



News


JANUARY

2015 Report

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program issued its 2015 Report, entitled, "Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times". The Report provides a brief overview of the Access to Justice Program's programs and resources, as well as the highlights of the Access to Justice Program's accomplishments in 2015. Some of the highlights include: expansion of the Uncontested Divorce Program; VLFD Consumer Debt Program serving 20,000 litigants; opening of new Help Center in Columbia County; new statewide Child Name Change DIY Form program; over 200,000 litigants assisted by Court Help Centers; improvements to the CourtHelp website; and a Law a la Carte limited scope conference held. In addition, this year’s Report describes the Access to Justice Program’s cost-effective methods utilized for the delivery of legal services and legal information. Thank you to all the partners, friends, volunteers and court personnel who helped make 2015 a success!


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