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Association for the Help of Retarded Children

The Association for the Help of Retarded Children provides a wide variety of services to mentally retarded individuals and their families, including adult day services, evaluation services, home health care, and legal services, particularly in the areas of disability, guardianship issues and future care planning.

  • Location of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: Disability, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning
  • Populations Served: Children, Elderly, General Public, Low Income, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Projects For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Neil Steinkamp

Rebecca Berlow, a corporate attorney, has worked as a volunteer with The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Unit Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") clinics and has assisted the Society with disaster relief efforts, greatly improving their Access to Benefits hotline by developing a new intake system. Learn more

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