Manhattan Legal Services will hold a weekly housing intake clinic on Fridays during the Fall Semester. During intake sessions, students will conduct one-on-one intake interviews with potential low-income clients, helping to assess legal issues presented in the case, as well as potential defenses and evidence for litigation. All work will be performed by students under the supervision of housing attorneys at Manhattan Legal Services. Students will be required to complete a 2-hour training at the beginning of the semester which will cover basic NYC housing law and client interviewing skills. Students are asked to commit to 3 to 6 shifts per semester. Each shift will last approximately 6 to 8 hours. MLS is seeking 4 students to staff each clinic. Interested students should complete the online application by Wednesday, September 19th to attend the training on Friday, September 21st. Contact John Finnegan if you have any questions.
This project is open to JD's and LLM's and qualifies for both the CLS mandatory requirement (for 2 & 3Ls; voluntary for 1Ls) and the NY state bar requirement