NEW YORK CITY – Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) has teamed up with the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) for a series of free legal and application assistance clinics at AAFE’s offices in Chinatown, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens.
Both in-person and virtual appointments are available for community members on a range of legal topics, including but not limited to: housing issues, immigration matters, civil litigation, labor law, insurance issues and marriage law. The clinics will include 30 minute information sessions with volunteer attorneys. Assistance will also be available for anyone who needs to complete New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application. Services will be provided in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
For more details on each legal clinic, please see below:
ONE FLUSHING COMMUNITY CENTER
133-29 41st Avenue, 2nd Floor
Dates: October 30, November 13, December 11
2 Allen St., 2nd Floor
Dates: November 6 & December 4
While walk-in clients are welcome, priority for available appointment slots will be given to those who make an appointment in advance by calling 212-979-8988, texting 646-630-7385 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Community members scheduling in-office appointments must wear a mask. Capacity is limited. Virtual appointments via Zoom will also be offered.
AAFE is a 47-year-old community development organization which provides an array of community services, including housing assistance, access to entitlement programs and affordable health care, as well as two food pantries located in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. AABANY, founded in 1989, is one of the most prominent minority bar associations in New York, with a robust pro bono program dedicated to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate legal assistance in the community.