The Case for Cultural Competency Training

Cultural Competency Training

As students head back to school this fall, we know that education will look very different this year.  Many schools are prioritizing the curriculum to determine which subjects are crucial in this pandemic era, and which can be postponed or eliminated. For many law students, classes are online. Given the collective trauma that our society … Read more The Case for Cultural Competency Training

Engaging with Empathy: LawHelpNY Sees Spike in LiveHelp Chats During Pandemic

Because of the pandemic, people are turning online more than ever to look for information and resources to resolve their legal problems. The newly created COVID-19 resource page has quickly become one of the top accessed pages on LawHelpNY. Chats on LiveHelp have increased by 50% following the state of emergency declared in mid-March. LawHelpNY … Read more Engaging with Empathy: LawHelpNY Sees Spike in LiveHelp Chats During Pandemic

Take Action with the LawHelpNY’s Housing Repairs and Harassment Portal

In June of 2019, the New York State Legislature passed a series of rent laws that offer new protections for New York City renters. While these new rent laws offer much needed support for renters across the city, tenant harassment and bad conditions continue to affect thousands of New Yorkers every year.  “The landlord is … Read more Take Action with the LawHelpNY’s Housing Repairs and Harassment Portal

LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of its New York City Housing Mini-Portal. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of tenants who navigate NYC Housing Court without an attorney. The new mini-portal includes: An interactive step-by-step timeline outlining the key steps in a non-payment case. Checklists … Read more LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

Meet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire

The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly features Joan Archer, as our October volunteer spotlight, and thanks LiveHelp coordinator, Michelle Born, for sharing this story. “Joan saves the day!” This was a frequent phrase in my emails to Joan Archer over the course of the last year. As LiveHelp Coordinator at LawHelpNY, I work with dozens … Read more Meet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire