FACES New York, Inc.

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FACES New York, Inc. is a diverse, non-profit organization, that was established to assist persons affected by or living with HIV/AIDS. FACES employs a comprehensive, client-oriented, community-focused approach to provide education, outreach, legal advocacy, supportive housing and direct services to its clients. FACES services low-income and/or indigent persons who are predominantly people of color.

The Legal Services Department offers advocacy and legal representation to People Living with HIV/AIDS who require assistance with entitlement, AIDS related discrimination, housing, domestic relations, living wills, wills and health care proxies.The department also provides clients with legal education seminars which prepare them to advocate for themselves with government entities, medical service providers, employers and landlords. In addition, the department provides training and updates on HIV/AIDS related legislation and regulations to service providers.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: Disability, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, HIV, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: French, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided 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
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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