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Law Day

On May 1st, the United States observes Law Day to celebrate our legal system and the freedoms Americans enjoy.

The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program sponsors Law Day events designed to provide social and legal information to the public. These annual events are celebrated in different counties in New York City and occasionally held in areas outside of New York City. Government and social service agencies participate by staffing resource tables with written material to inform and educate the public about the services that are available to meet their social and legal needs. In addition to educational resources, food, refreshments, and entertainment are offered, making Law Day a festive event.

More than 35 agencies are usually invited to participate in each Law Day event. Some of the past participants have included, Safe Horizons, Rent Stabilization Association, Department of the Aging, New York City Bar Association - Legal Referral Service, New York State Court Officers Association, and the Association of Small Claims Arbitrators.

Organizations that want to participate in upcoming Law Days can contact Jo-Ann Torres, Director of Community Outreach, NYS Courts Access to Justice Program at 646-386-4200 or emailĀ jltorres@courts.state.ny.us.

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Upcoming Events

Free Legal Information Fairs
In honor of National Law Day the New York State Courts Access to Justice Community Outreach Program together with the New York City Bar Association's Legal Referral Service and the New York State Court Officers Association is hosting a series of legal information fairs. The information fairs present New York City residents with the opportunity to get free legal and procedural information about the courts, and free legal advice from an experienced attorney. Attendees can learn about the various community agencies that can assist in meeting their legal and social needs. The Mobile Legal Help Center will be at each of the Free Legal Information Fairs. See the flyer for more details.

Brooklyn
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

11:00am - 2:00pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall/Columbus Park
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Queens
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

11:00am - 2:00pm
Queens County Civil Court
89-17 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY 11435
Manhattan
Thursday,May 1, 2014

11:00am - 2:00pm
New York County Civil Court
111 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Bronx
Friday, May 2, 2014

11:00am - 2:00pm
Bronx County Civil/Supreme Court
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

2014 Richmond County Community Law Day
This year, the New York State Courts Access to Justice Community Outreach Program celebrates National Law Day in Staten Island with our co-sponsors, the Richmond County Bar Association, Staten Island Women's Bar Association, Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Court Officers Association. The event will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 12 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. in front of 130 Stuyvesant Place, which is across the street from the Richmond County Supreme Court. See the flyer for more details.

For more information on these upcoming events, follow us on Twitter or call 646-386-4200.

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