Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center

The Family Center represents eligible clients in the following substantive areas:

Housing, including:

  • Nonpayment and Holdover Housing Matters
  • NYCHA Administrative Hearings
  • Housing Succession Rights
  • Income Maintenance, including:

Food Stamps

  • Medicaid/ Medicare
  • HASA Benefits, Welfare and Fair Hearings
  • SSI/SSDI Hearings and Appeals

Family Law, including:

  • Child Custody, Visitation and Adoption
  • Guardianship for Children and Disabled Adults
  • Standby Guardianship and Guardianship
  • Child and Spousal Support


  • Lifetime planning, including:
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Last Will and Testament

Our attorneys also conduct clinics and workshops –for both clients and providers– on the topics listed above, throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

You can learn more about volunteering at the Family Center here

Malpractice insurance is provided for law students.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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