EIS Housing Resource Center

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EIS: Housing Resource Center has as its mission to prevent homelessness which it accomplishes by keeping residents in their communities, preserving existing affordable housing, and promoting and supporting the construction of affordable housing for low, moderate and middle-income households.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: NY (Manhattan)
  • Area of law: Housing, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Elderly, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: CLE credit is offered during training if a case is handled.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: EIS is an accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) site recognized by the Bar Association of New York. Pro bono attorneys may receive credit toward their mandatory courses while facilitating cases at EIS.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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