Summer Associates Program

The Legal Aid Society collaborates with law firms on their Summer/First Year Associate Programs. Participating law students and graduates handle Social Security Disability or New York City Housing Authority administrative hearings, providing critically needed representation to low-income individuals with physical or mental disabilities and tenants who are in danger of losing affordable New York City housing. This has proven to be a successful introduction to pro bono work and trains young associates - who engage in fact development, legal drafting, negotiations, witness preparation, and examination - in skills necessary for professional development.

For more information, contact Karen Fisher Gutheil at KFGutheil@legal-aid.org.