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NELP Disaster Assistance Training For Small Businesses

Friday, November 09, 2012

  • By: Carol Bockner
  • Organization: City Bar Justice Center
  • Source: New York

The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) and partnering law firms will be holding an introductory training for attorneys interested in volunteering to assist small business owners who were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The training will prepare volunteers for participation in an upcoming disaster assistance clinic to take place at the NYC Bar Association and additional clinics to be held throughout the affected communities, as well as for staffing legal desks at Business Recovery Centers. It will cover issues related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), commercial insurance, employment and commercial landlord-tenant. Please note that CLE will not be offered for this event.

Monday, November 12th, 2012
2:00pm to 4:00pm
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

To participate in the training, please RSVP as soon as possible to NELP’s Coordinator, Jane Pennebaker, at or (212) 382-6633.

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