Volunteer opportunity description
Resolution Assistance Program
The Resolution Assistance Program (RAP) trains college students, law students and other persons to assist unrepresented tenants and owners/landlords who are appearing in the Resolution Part of Housing Court.
The goal of RAP is to help litigants who do not have an attorney have a productive court experience through an offering of non-legal support. Training will be provided for all volunteers.
What do RAP Assistants Do?
· Provide support to unrepresented tenants and owners/landlords, who are discussing their claims or defenses in hallway negotiations;
· Encourage unrepresented tenants and owners/landlords to talk about the settlement of their cases with the court attorney or judge, where appropriate; and
· Inform unrepresented tenants and owners/landlords of additional resources for legal, rental or other assistance in their nonpayment proceedings.
RAP Assistants do not give legal advice, provide legal information, or get involved in negotiations or settlement conferences.
New York County Housing Court at 111 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013. Please enter through White Street (between Lafayette Street and Centre Street).
To RSVP or for more information, please send an e-mail with your full name, cell phone number, resume and volunteer housing court county preference to RAP@courts.state.ny.us.
Volunteers are required to commit to 30 hours of service within three months of training.
All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and attend a training session.
You must submit a resume to be considered for this program.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times