Community-Based Legal Education

Expert Training

MFY extends its impact by training pro bono attorneys, social service workers, community advocates, and constituent services staff of elected officials on a variety of topics, including:

  • Adoption Law and Practice
  • Evaluating Client Capacity
  • Guardianship & Custody Law
  • Legal Issues Facing People with Psychiatric Disabilities & Diminished Capacity
  • Rights of Adult Home and Nursing Home Residents
  • Rights of Residents of Supportive Housing
  • How to Submit a Successful SSI Application
  • Employment Issues and Undocumented Workers
  • Employment Wage and Hour Law
  • Employment Law Overview
  • Issues in Foreclosure Prevention
  • Preserving Housing & Benefits for Temporarily Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients
  • Improper Consumer Debt Collection Practices

Community Legal Education

MFY attorneys provide community-based legal education to tenants, adult home residents, mental health consumers, low-wage workers,  seniors, and community residents on a wide array of legal issues, including:

  • Rights of Adult Home Residents
  • Rights of NYCHA Residents
  • Rights of SRO Tenants
  • Rights of Tenants in Buildings Facing Foreclosure
  • New York City’s Rent Stabilization Laws
  • How to File for Unemployment & Appeal Denial of Benefits
  • How to Win a Wage Claim in Small Claims Court
  • What Seniors Need to Know about Housing
  • Rights of Consumers in Debt Collection
MFY Legal Services

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