To get help, call 212.382.6658.
Many of New York’s seniors are isolated and are unable to afford the legal help they need. The Elderlaw Project of the City Bar Justice Center, with the help of volunteer attorneys, provides low-income seniors with free legal services for life planning, specifically with:
- Simple Wills
- Healthcare proxies and Living Wills
- Powers of attorney
- Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains
These vital documents allow seniors to express their wishes in advance so that they can be carried out at a later date.
In addition, we hold community presentations and bi-monthly clinics at senior centers throughout the City. These clinics and forums are a source of valuable information in areas of law that are important to senior citizens.
Please note: The Elderlaw Project provides direct assistance only for the issues stated above. For all other matters, please call the Legal Hotline at 212.626.7383.
Vivienne Duncan directs the Elderlaw Project, and David Preciado is the project coordinator.
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Friday, November 10, 2017 (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM): The Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) is hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and free Ethics CLE in recognition of VAP volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities at the $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 levels are available. Contact Christina Overton for more information.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Upper Manhattan at the NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to the 125th St station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.