Training for Brooklyn Volunteers

New volunteers break up into groups to practice their interviewing skills.

Legal Hand Crown Heights and Brownsville convened at the Brooklyn Public Library on the evenings of October 17th and 18th to train a new corps of volunteers. 

Around 40 community members and residents, ranging from college students to retired professionalism, from these two neighborhoods attended the training. Attorneys from Queens Legal Services and NYLAG introduced volunteers to the basics of family law, housing law, and public benefits. Legal Aid provided important training on how to interact with visitors to Legal Hand and ensure effective assistance. 

This is the third cycle of volunteers to begin in Crown Heights and Brownsville, and we are very excited to have them join our mission to expand access to justice for low-income New Yorkers!