Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Volunteering at a Legal Hand site is a great way to give back to your community, learn about law and legal services work, and make a real difference in the lives of people affected by civil legal problems.

Legal Hand is currently recruiting new volunteers. Volunteers commit to at least one three hour shift per week for the following six month period. 

Training, which begins with a two-day workshop on the basics of legal information assistance, focuses on areas where emergencies commonly arise, such as housing, physical safety, immigration, family matters, and benefits. Volunteers also learn about cultural competency, interviewing skills, the limits on the advice non-lawyer volunteers are legally permitted to provide, and the availability of referrals to other services, including full legal representation.

Legal Hand volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life— from college students to retirees who have lived in the neighborhoods Legal Hand serves for decades. No experience in legal work or representation is necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering, please attend one of the following information sessions:

Legal Hand Tremont

March 26th, 2019 at 6pm

713 E. Tremont Avenue

Legal Hand Highbridge

March 27th, 2019 at 6pm

1759 Jerome Avenue

Legal Hand Crown Heights

March 26th, 2019 at 6pm

March 27th, 2019 at 1pm

250 Kingston Avenue

Legal Hand Brownsville

March 25th, 2019 at 3pm

650 Rockaway Avenue

Legal Hand Jamaica

March 25th, 2019 at 6pm

March 28th, 2019 at 6pm

149-13 Jamaica Avenue

For more information, please contact Gyulnara Barnett at barnettg@legalhand.org