AALDEF’s Economic Justice project seeks a volunteer interpreter who is fluent in Malayalam to conduct a 2 ½-hour consultation between AALDEF attorneys and a potential client in the coming week.  The consultation may take place at AALDEF’s New York office during the afternoon in a workweek, or by telephone during the weekend.  Interested volunteers should contact Jennifer Weng at [email protected] regarding their availability.


AALDEF seeks a volunteer fully fluent in Mandarin to accompany an attorney on an initial legal visit in a medical setting within New York City.  The meeting is flexible, but must take place sometime between 4pm and 8pm, during the workweek (Mon. Jan. 9th through Fri. Jan. 13th).

Ideally, the volunteer is conversant with terms involving the judicial system, but a preliminary review of the terms to be used may be arranged.  If interested, please contact [email protected].

Citizen Corps Council’s Immigrant Task Force Speaker Series

January 24, 2012 (3:30 PM) – The Time Is Now! Planning For The Unexpected

New York City depends on nonprofit and community organizations for vital services and information.  It is important that organizations to have a plan for what to do if essential services are interrupted.  This workshop, open to representatives from nonprofit and community organizations, will help you develop an emergency plan for your organization.

  • Have you thought about how your organization’s role in the community might change after a disaster?
  • Is your organization prepared if regular operations are disrupted?
  • Do you have a plan to continue vital services to your clients if this were to happen?
  • Do your employees know how to take steps to prepare themselves and their families to be ready for an emergency?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, then this free workshop is for you.

Brandon Greenberg will provide low-cost steps on how to develop an emergency plan for your organization.  You will come away with ideas to protect your organization, clients, and essential services.  Mr. Greenberg has more than eight years of experience in the field of emergency preparedness and response, and is the founder and key contributor of DisasterNet (www.disaster-net.com), an online blog connecting all people affected by disasters

The event will be held on Tuesday, January 24 from 3:30 – 5 PM at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn).

For additional information or to register, contact Kristina Corvin at [email protected] or (718) 422-8941.

For more information about the NYC Citizen Corps Council’s Immigrant Task Force Speaker Series, visit www.nyc.gov/citizencorps.

Free Training: Representing Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Proceedings

Free Training: Representing Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Proceedings