Representing Homeowners in Administrative Hearings

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
  • Zoom
  • Source: New York > Foreclosure
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Housing

Each week in Brooklyn, the Department of Buildings (DOB) brings hundreds of cases against small homeowners before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), the City's administrative law court which provides a neutral forum for these hearings. For the most part, these homeowners are self-represented, face steep fines, and find themselves at a disadvantage because they are not aware of the defenses available to them.

With the assistance of representatives of OATH and volunteers of the weekly OATH Pro Bono Clinic, the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) will train attorneys and law students to assist and represent homeowners at these hearings. The training will cover some of the common violations and their defenses. Then, the presenters will take the attendees through a mock hearing. This training differs from some of the previous OATH CLEs because it is a workshop that focuses strictly on the violations themselves and obtaining the best outcomes for homeowners. Please register for the CLE by noon on Wednesday, October 14th so that we can send you a link to the Zoom meeting.


Space is limited.

1 CLE credit available. Appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Presented by:

Peter White, Esq., Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Daniele Wilson, Esq., Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Jesus M. Zeno, Esq., The Law Office of Jesus M. Zeno, P.C.

This course is FREE. Experienced attorneys who take a pro bono case can receive additional CLE credit for every 2 hours of eligible pro bono service.  .