The Brazilian Legal Society at NYU partnered with the Brazilian Consulate in New York and the non-profit organizations Mantena Global Care and Garra to launch a clinic aimed at providing free legal support to Brazilian immigrants in need.
The project focuses on assisting and advising the most vulnerable members of the Brazilian community in the New York region on a wide range of legal issues.
Volunteers will undergo training sessions, meet and interview with clients, research and provide legal advice under the supervision of an experienced attorney.
Students who sign up for the clinic must engage in the project on a weekly basis for at least three hours a week, and attend in person sessions at the Brazilian Consulate in New York during previously agreed hours on Fridays. Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary. The project is designed to demand 50 hours within 4 months (including the training).
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 26.
Students who would like to participate but cannot commit to the 50 hours requirement can contact PILC, but their admission will be granted on a case-to-case basis.
Fluency in Portuguese is required.
Note: This is posted as an opportunity to perform volunteer legal work. Whether the work qualifies toward the New York State Bar 50-hour pro bono requirement is a determination made by the Character and Fitness Committee that processes bar admission applications.