Pro Bono Legal Services for those Denied Unemployment Insurance Benefits
The New York State Bar Association and state court system are offering pro bono legal services for people who need help in securing unemployment benefits.
Starting this week, NYSBA says that people can go to their website and be matched with a lawyer that will help them through the appeal process, free of charge, if their unemployment claims were denied.
The website created by NYSBA and the court system, gives directions on how to file either Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims and next steps if those claims were denied.
It will then help connect people to one of hundreds of lawyers from around the state than can provide legal assistance.
The legal network is working to expand so it can help represent people through domestic violence incidents evictions and other cases that might be brought up during this time.
Lawyers who are interested in volunteering their services can go to this website to sign up.
If you have specific questions about volunteering, please contact NYSBA via e-mail: email@example.com.