LS-NYC and Lambda Legal Present Marriage Equality Trainings (10/3 and 10/13)

Legal Services NYC and Lambda Legal are pleased to announce upcoming trainings on the Impact of the New York State Marriage Equality Act on Couples and Families with Low or No Income. 

This trainings will be  comprehensive overviews of the legal rights and protections afforded by marriage under the New York State Marriage Equality Act for couples and families with low or no income.

The class on October 3, 2011, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. is designed primarily for attorneys  ($120). There will be a training on Thursday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., that is designed for non-attorney advocates and intake specialists (No Cost).

CLE Credits: Ethics and Professionalism: 0.50; Areas of Professional Practice: 2.50

To register visit the Legal Services NYC Legal Support Unit website.

The series of fact sheets will provide general information on the following topics:

  •  Parent-child relationships
  •  Transgender Individuals and Couples
  •  Immigrants
  •  Consumer Issues
  •  Public Assistance and HASA
  •  Food Stamps
  •  Public Housing Programs
  •  Medicare/Medicaid
  •  Social Security
  •  State and Federal Tax

These trainings and series of fact sheets on the topic are a joint collaboration between Legal Services NYC and Lambda Legal. 

Legal Services NYC is the largest organization in the United States devoted to providing free civil legal services to low income people, with neighborhood offices in every borough of New York City. It provides free help on cases involving housing, family issues, domestic violence, public benefits, income tax, employment, education, consumer rights and economic development.

Lambda Legal is a leading national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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