Brooklyn Jubilee is providing free legal services to Coney Island residents, primarily concerning FEMA, housing, public benefits, and insurance questions. We need Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu and Russian interpreters all week long, but primarily on Saturdays. Interpreters will assist attorneys and paralegals conducting new client intake. No legal expertise is required for this volunteer position.
Intake hours are 10-3 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Intake hours are 2-7 on Thursday. Interpreters would be appreciated for 2-3 hours of the intake session any day of the week, but especially on Saturdays. Please contact Executive Director Sandhya Reju Boyd at [email protected] if interested in volunteering.
Brooklyn Jubilee also provides opportunities for legal volunteers, which requires attendance at a training (next one is scheduled for 2/23). A follow-up announcement regarding that opportunity will be forthcoming soon.
On January 31, AABANY’s Judiciary Committee co-organized a community celebration in New York’s Chinatown in honor of the Hon. Randall T. Eng to recognize his historic elevation to Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, the first Asian American to be appointed to this position. About 250 attendees filled Delight 28 located at 28 Pell Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown, next door to the building that Presiding Justice Eng and his family first moved into upon arriving in the United States from Hong Kong.
Many AABANY members were present, including President Jean Lee, Immediate Past President Linda Lin and past presidents James Chou, Vincent Chang, Yang Chen and Glenn Lau-Kee. The Prosecutors’ Committee also turned out in force, having honored Presiding Justice Eng as a trailblazer in 2011. Rosemary Yu, ADA from the New York County DA’s office, was one of the organizers of the event, together with Mark Fang, who came to know Justice Eng through the JAG Corp.
Presiding Justice Eng’s parents, wife, sister and in-laws also came out to celebrate along with many community members and leaders, not just in Chinatown but from Westchester as well.
We thank everyone who attended for making this a truly memorable and special occasion.