Ensuring Tenants Subject to Eviction in New York Receive Effective Counsel

Shriver Center partners with Housing Justice Leadership Institute to support legal assistance for tenants.

The Shriver Center is proud to continue its partnership with the New York Law School on the Housing Justice Leadership Institute (HJLI), a program designed to help supervising attorneys develop the skills and strengths they need to lead, supervise, manage, and support delivery of the highest-quality legal assistance to tenants who face eviction from their homes. Through this partnership, housing rights supervising attorneys receive customized and innovative training to deliver high-quality legal assistance to individual tenants under the city’s new right to counsel law and to support longer-term structural changes needed to protect against evictions and preserve communities. Drawing from the Shriver Center’s racial justice, leadership and community lawyering curriculum, HJLI includes ten days of training sequenced over four months. With the completion of the third cohort (now in session), seventy-five supervising advocates from across New York City will have participated in HJLI. 

Updated on March 10, 2020

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