Benefits Basics: Friday, May 15, 2020 9:30-12:30 Islandia office.
Understanding how the various public benefits programs operate is basic to every competent advocate’s training. This workshop is intended for less experienced advocates who would like an overview of benefit rules (SSI, SSD, welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare) and how the complex eligibility rules interrelate. Be prepared for a comprehensive overview!
Landlord-Tenant Amendments, One Year In: Friday, June 19, 9:30-12:30 Islandia office.
Community advocates are often the first line of defense for our clients who face eviction or tension with their landlords. In 2019, sweeping amendments to N.Y. landlord-tenant law went into effect. The changes address every stage of the landlord-tenant relationship, from application fees and background checks, to the notices required prior to eviction. This training will review the changes in the law and discuss how the amendments have been put into effect.
Family Law Basics: Friday, July 24, 9:30-12:30 Islandia office.
Many litigants in family court are unable to find legal representation for some or all aspects of their case and may turn to community advocates for assistance. Learn the basics of common family law topics including custody, support and orders of protection and where you or your clients can go for more help.