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Volunteers of Legal Service, Inc.

Address:
40 Worth Street
Suite 820
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 966-4400
Fax: (212) 219-8943

Satellite Address:
We meet with Manhattan residents aged 60 and over at monthly legal clinics held at 12 senior centers throughout Manhattan (not at the VOLS office).
To obtain the Legal Clinic Calendar, please send an email to vdiaz@volsprobono.org requesting to be put on the Legal Calendar mailing list.

Website:
http://www.volsprobono.org

Email:
ARyley@volsprobono.org

Mission:
The VOLS Elderly Project provides Manhattan residents aged 60+ with free legal information, advice, brief services and/or referrals to pro bono attorneys. The VOLS Elderly Project matches volunteer lawyers with clients who are screened at the Legal Clinics or who are identified and referred to VOLS by caseworkers at social service organizations. Most of the cases referred to volunteer attorneys involve lifetime planning documents (Wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, etc.). Other issues reviewed at the Legal Clinics include non-emergency housing matters (SCRIE, repairs, succession rights, etc.), consumer and debt issues, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security/SSI, and other civil legal matters.

Agency Contact:
Alexander Ryley
Director, VOLS Elderly Project

Service Provided:
Free Civil Legal Services in non-emergency matters for Manhattan residents aged 60 and over.

Catchment Area:
Manhattan seniors aged 60 and over only.

Days/Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Fees:
None

Eligibility:
Clients must be Manhattan residents, have less than $40,000 in assets (excluding their primary residence), live on a fixed income and be 60+ years of age. Clients must be prescreened and referred by an agency; we cannot take calls directly from clients. Clients may also be referred to a walk-in clinic, but the referring agency must agree to provide social services, if needed.

Languages Spoken:
English/Spanish

Wheelchair Access:
Yes -- to all Legal Clinic sites.

Primary Agency Contact:
Alexander Ryley
Director, VOLS Elderly Project
212 966-4400
ARyley@volsprobono.org

Last Updated:
2015-12-01 12:42:49

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