Manhattan Legal Services’ Housing Unit Providing Free Legal Service to Chinese-Speaking Clients

If you have been taken to housing court by your landlord and need assistance, contact the Manhattan Legal Services’ Housing Unit. Manhattan Legal Services’ Housing Unit conducts monthly intake in Chinatown for Chinese-speaking clients.

They provide free legal services to eligible clients every Wednesday of the month at either the Chinese-American Planning Council or the Visiting Nurse Service of New York at the Chinatown Community Center.

Please note you MUST make an appointment in advance for services by calling (646) 442-3119.

For more information, please see the flyers below.

Press Release: AABANY Launches Pro Bono Legal Clinics at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

December 8, 2015

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(718) 228-7206

NEW YORK – December 8, 2015 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that its Pro Bono & Community Service Committee will be launching monthly legal clinics free of charge to the community in conjunction with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (“CCBA”) starting on December 9, 2015. This free legal clinic will take place the second Wednesday of every month at the CCBA Chinese Community Center, Inc. at 62 Mott Street, New York, New York, 10013. Community members seeking legal advice can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments.

In keeping with our theme this year of “Charting New Frontiers,” this is the first monthly legal clinic that AABANY is presenting. Co-chaired by June Lee, Samuel Lui, and Vina Ha, AABANY’s Pro Bono & Community Service Committee works with AABANY’s membership and not-for-profit community groups to bring free and low-cost legal services to the Asian Pacific American, immigrant, and other New York City communities. Law students and attorneys interested in volunteering should contact June Lee at [email protected].

“AABANY is excited to support this initiative and collaboration with the CCBA, one of the leading local community organizations in New York City,” states William Wang, AABANY President. “Our bar association is committed to pro bono service and encourages our members to take advantage of this opportunity to serve members in our community who are in need of legal services but may be restricted by cultural, financial or linguistic barriers.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community.  Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole.  AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).


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