The CUNY School of Law “Planning with Parents” project has moved into the law school curriculum this semester with an elective course. 20 law students are learning about the legal and practical aspects of advance planning for parents at risk of removal and applying what they learn in legal clinics, know your rights workshops, and various projects.
On Saturday, October 14, we joined with the NYC Domestic Workers Alliance for an afternoon legal clinic that included know your rights workshops.
On Sunday, October 22, we partnered with St. Mary’s Church in Woodside for an advance planning know your rights and legal clinic.
On Tuesday, November 14, we made a presentation to the staff of the Consulado De Ecuador, a neighbor of CUNY School of Law in Long Island City.
On Sunday, November 19, we conducted a legal clinic together with know your rights presentations at the Consulate.actividades con cuny
On Sunday, December 3, we again joined with the Consulado De Ecuador at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
During these legal clinics, teams of law students provided parents with information, advice, and assistance with advance planning documents, which we completed using fillable PDFs that we created and printed on site.
It was a great learning experience for the law students, who provided valuable services to parents and family members struggling to deal with the stress and uncertainty of being in a “state of deportability.”