[Translation of article published Jan. 10 in the China Press. Original article in link above. Translation by AABANY Legal Intern Yuqing Tian.]
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will work with Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) to provide a series of free legal advice clinics for Chinese Americans. Consultation service will be conducted on the second Wednesday of each month. These clinics will cover various topics including family issues, housing, and immigration.
CCC and AABANY announced details of the clinics in a press conference held on January 9, 2017. Each clinic will be conducted on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, in Suit C-202, Confucius Plaza, 33 Bowery. The first clinic was held on January 11, 2017.
There is no need to make an appointment. Participants need to arrive between 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and bring the relevant documents so that lawyers can handle the problem smoothly.
Keqiao Li, Chairman of CCC, stated CCC aims to serve Chinese Americans and is pleased to work with AABANY to help Chinese Americans with their legal problems. Jinshan Yu, Executive Director of CCC, said many Chinese Americans have legal problems and they do not know where to get help; these clinics would be great opportunities for those who need legal help.
Yang Chen, Executive Director of AABANY, sated AABANY has nearly a thousand of members and is pleased to work with CCC to offer the free legal clinics. Attorney Huoliang [Sam] Lui stated that four to six attorneys will be present for each clinic.
Qichao Huang, the lawyer who facilitated the cooperation between the two organizations, is also the Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a Unit of CCC. He pointed out that legal assistance is in an urgent need for Chinese Americans to protect their legal rights and interests. He further expressed his gratitude to AABANY for providing volunteer attorneys and to CCC for providing a convenient location.
For more information, pleases call AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen at 212-332-2478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.