Legal Hand Archives

  • On the evening of Monday May 9, a group of approximately 12 Legal Hand volunteers and Crown Heights neighbors gathered in the Legal Hand office for a training on Conflict Resolution. The training was co-facilitated by former Mediation Center staff Caitlin Gibb, MSW and Kevin Hershey. Participants, who included local clergy, young professionals, and established […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • On Wednesday April 20, the Mediation Center hosted a Celebratory Breakfast to welcome Juan Ramos, former Program Manager of S.O.S. Bed-Stuy, as our new Deputy Director! Aside from his experience leading the Bed-Stuy team, he also comes to us with a wealth of knowledge around community organizing, domestic violence, and working with young people who are gang-involved. He […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Legal Hand is a new program of the Mediation Center that provides free legal information and referrals to people in Crown Heights through our walk-in center at 250 Kingston Avenue. Aside from three full-time employees, Legal Hand is staffed entirely by volunteers who commit to working one 3 hour shift per week for a 6 month […]

    CONTINUE READING
  •           Legal Hand is a new program that focuses on providing legal information and referrals to people in Crown Heights. As a Legal Hand volunteer you would learn how to assist your neighbors with navigating legal issues in their lives. If you are interested in volunteering with us please attend one […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Are you looking for someone to assist you with filing your taxes this year? Make an appointment for one of our free tax help days at Legal Hand! We will have appointments available on Saturday February 6 and Saturday April 2. Call us at 718 619 4248 to reserve your spot today.  

    CONTINUE READING
  • On Monday November 23, we celebrated the launch of the new Legal Hand storefront in Crown Heights at 250 Kingston Avenue! Legal Hand will be staffed by trained volunteers and a supervising attorney who will provide legal information to community members. The gathered audience of around 40 people listened to speeches by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Senator […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • On October 14 and 15, the Legal Hand Program hosted two days of intensive training for its new volunteers. During these trainings, over 70 volunteers heard presentations from lawyers at NYLAG and The Legal Aid Society on a variety of topics, including the important difference between “legal advice” and “legal information.” Legal Hand is a new […]

    CONTINUE READING