This portion of the project offers experienced attorneys non-legal service opportunities to provide financial education and assistance, especially credit-related assistance. Volunteer attorneys will be given the opportunity to help financially distressed clients work towards improving security in their financial lives by assisting clients with obtaining and reviewing their credit reports and writing dispute letters. Errors on credit reports often adversely affect credit, creating barriers to employment, housing, exiting shelter, and affordable credit.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Financial coaching in the areas of banking, savings, credit, and debt.
Please contact Julia Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions pertaining to consumer debt defense and credit-related assistance volunteer opportunities.
**Please note that consumer debt defense volunteer opportunities may qualify for pro bono credit under New York State's Attorney Emeritus Program.