Virtual Housing Legal Clinic

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Join us on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM for a free housing legal clinic!

The VLP is thrilled to participate in another event hosted by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”) and in partnership with The Legal Aid Society, We Network LLC, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Pi Iota Omega Chapter to provide virtual legal consultations for tenants and homeowners facing eviction and foreclosure in New York City. Volunteer lawyers will be present to assist tenants and homeowners file hardship declarations, emergency rental applications, and referrals to the Office of Civil Justice under the Right to Counsel law.

Tenants and homeowners seeking assistance may register before or during the clinic up until 4:00 PM. Attorneys must register by Wednesday, October 20th to attend and receive CLE credit.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, click here.

Virtual CLE: The Basics of CLARO, COVID-19 Protections and Updates and Helping our CLARO Clients Remotely

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Training Information:

This webinar offers training on consumer debt defense amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We will give an overview of the work that our staff attorneys and volunteers typically do in our CLARO program. We will also discuss the COVID-19 related consumer protections afforded under Federal and State law, including those affecting credit scores, student loans and renters. Since the pandemic struck, our New York courts that hear consumer cases have been upended — we will review the current state of the courts, the progress that has been made and what lies ahead in these uncertain times. Finally, we will talk about how we have continued to serve our CLARO clients remotely and our plans to continue and expand this service through the CLARO Remote Pilot Project.

Please register for the CLE by noon on Wednesday, October 27th (see the register button below), so that we can send you a link to the Zoom meeting.3 CLE credits available. Appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Presented by:

Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Jennifer Cook, Esq., Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Click here to register!

Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2021

Pro Bono Week takes place every year in October and celebrates the pro bono ethic of the thousands of professionals who volunteer their skills and professional expertise to support nonprofits all around the world. Engaging in the conversation and celebration is easy and fun! Visit the VLP Pro Bono Week event page to learn more.

Free Legal Clinic

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Join us on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for a free legal clinic!

The VLP is thrilled to participate in this event hosted by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”) and Antioch Development Corp. to provide virtual and in-person one-on-one legal consultations on estate planning, elder law, criminal, landlord/tenant (residential and commercial), family/matrimonial, business, consumer, and other civil matters.

In order to attend, you must register prior to the event here: bit.ly/mbbalegalclinic

After registration, an email will be sent confirming your appointment. Zoom links will be sent out within 24 hours of the clinic. All appointments will be 30 minutes in duration. Translations will be available upon request.

In-Person Location: Wayside Baptist Church, 1746 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY11207

*Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Masks required.

Senate District 19 Senior Resource Day 2021 – New Date!

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New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud presents Senate District 19 Senior Resource Day 2021!

Join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at her district office located on 1222 East 96th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236 (between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J).

This event will provide seniors with information about health care, transportation, financial services, legal services, safety, education and more. There will be free refreshments, music, raffles, and much more!

Be sure to say “Hi!” to VLP Staff Attorneys, Edward Mostoller, Esq. and Peter S. White II, Esq. who will be available to answer your questions and provide more information about VLP programs and services.

*CDC & NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.

NGF Senior LEAP Webinar: Wills and Advance Directives

 

Join us on Thursday, June 24th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) for a NGF Senior LEAP Webinar to learn more about Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Proxies presented by VLP Staff Attorney, Joanna Reece, Esq.

To register please contact Eloy Ruiz, VLP Legal Assistant at eruiz@brooklynvlp.org or call (718) 473-9207.

Free Webinar: Scams, Real Estate Fraud & Deed Theft: Avoiding Predatory Tactics

Join us on Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm ET for a free webinar on “Scams, Real Estate Fraud & Deed Theft: Avoiding Predatory Tactics” hosted by NHS Brooklyn and featuring VLP Staff Attorney, Peter White, Esq. Register here: www.bit.ly/2RJZmvm

Don’t lose your home to a SCAM! Learn how to recognize and avoid:
– Different types of scams
– Real estate fraud
– Pressure to sell
– Deed theft
– and more!

Virtual CLE: Child Support Calculations in Uncontested Divorces

TRAINING INFORMATION:

This CLE training will cover child support calculations when drafting uncontested divorce pleadings. Step-by-step instructions for completing the forms will be provided.

PRESENTED BY:

Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Joanne Reece, Esq., Staff Attorney, Family Law, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Please register for the CLE by noon on June 14th, to receive a Zoom link. One CLE credit available. Appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. 

Click here for event information and registration link.

Virtual CLE: The Basics of Uncontested Divorce

TRAINING INFORMATION:

This CLE training will cover the basics of uncontested divorce from start to finish, including preparing the paperwork, jurisdiction and grounds for divorce, how to commence the action and complete service, and submission and Entry of Judgement. The training will also address how Kings County Supreme Court Procedures have changed as a result of COVID-19.

PRESENTED BY:

Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Joanne Reece, Esq., Staff Attorney, Family Law, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Please register for the CLE by noon on May 24th to receive the Zoom link. 2 CLE credits available. Appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Click here for event information and registration link.