AABANY's Ongoing Pro Bono Projects
AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
To receive assistance, please drop by the monthly pro bono clinic with all of your relevant documents. Our free legal clinic is held from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the second Wednesday of every month.
AABANY's Pro Bono Monthly Clinic is a walk-in clinic currently held in Chinatown at:
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York
33 Bowery Street, Suite C202
New York, NY 10002
Led by our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, AABANY started its first monthly pro bono clinic in 2015. Click on the below to see:
We thank June Lee, Samuel Lui, Anita Wu, and Legal Services NYC for their hard work in making this pro bono monthly clinic a reality. We also thank every volunteer attorney and translator who has participated in these clinics. Every volunteer receives a by-name shout-out in our Weekly Announcements.
Know Your Rights
In conjunction with Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY), AABANY is proud to conduct three separate community trainings for important legal topics in Chinatown. These seminars are completely free of charge and open to any community member. See below for Know Your Rights training details.
To register to attend these seminars, call VNSNY at (212) 619-3072 to RSVP. All trainings will be held at VNS NY's Chinatown Community Center located at 7 Mott Street from 9:45am to 11am.
- December 17, 2016 - Cantonese - Ms. Sophia Luu and Ms. Anita Wu will lead How to Get Repairs for Your Apartment.
- January 21, 2017 - Mandarin - Ms. Rachel Sun will lead What You Need to Know for 2017 Tax Filing Season.
- February 18, 2017 - Mandarin, Cantonese - Mr. Christopher Zheng and Ms. Rong Lin will lead How to Get Repairs for Your Apartment.
If you have any questions, reach out to AABANY Government Service & Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Anita Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see the press release. Click on the photo to see the full PDF of the Know Your Rights flyer.
Thank you to Visiting Nurse Service of New York for partnering with us to lead these seminars. We thank Anita Wu and Legal Services NYC for making these trainings possible.
Volunteer Opportunities for Lawyers
We commend your giving spirit and want to support your endeavors to better the community while honing your skills as a lawyer. If you would like to be added to our roster of potential volunteers, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can also reach out to our Government Service & Public Interest Committee and our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee.
Community Resources (Not AABANY Related)
If you are in need of urgent legal assistance, please refer to the following community resources.
General Legal Assistance
- Law Help NY provides a hotline list for those seeking help with legal issues in New York.
- The Legal Aid Society of New York provides legal assistance to low income families and individuals in a variety of matters and acts as the Public Defender in New York City.
- The New York City Bar Association provides a legal referral service for those who are able to pay their attorneys.
Topical Legal Assistance
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (civil rights, anti-Asian violence, election access/voting, low-income Asian Americans)
- Asian Americans for Equality (immigration/naturalization, housing, government benefits)
- The Door Legal and Immigrant Services (for youth aged 12 to 21)
- Innocence Project (post-criminal conviction appeals, DNA evidence)
- MFY Legal Services (low-income, landlord-tenant, seniors, consumer rights)
- MinKwon Center for Community Action (immigrant rights legal services, workers' rights, homelessness prevention)
- Sanctuary for Families (divorce, child custody/visitation, child and spousal support, immigration and prosecution of batterers in criminal matters)
- Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (not-for-profits, low-income artists)
We do not receive any compensation for the placement of these links on our website, and we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship.