Free Workers' Clinic
The Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates supervises the Paralegal Certificate Program Clinic.
Mr. Figeroux, Esq., a former labour leader in the banking industry in Trinidad & Tobago, created this program.
WHY ENROLL IN THE PARALEGAL PROGRAM ?
Here Are 19 Reasons To Enroll in the Paralegal Program: Fastest Growing Industry; Pays Well; Not Just Law Firms ─Paralegal Education Can Open Many Career Doors; Path to Law School; Learn Skills that Are Transferable to Many Other Career Paths; Business Purpose: Startup or Expand Your Business; Advocacy: Civil Rights, Immigration; Know and Understand Your Rights; Training for Community Advocate; Stepping Stone to a Political Career; Develop Your Marketing, Oral and Written Communication Skills; Learn the Basics of Small Business; Write Quickly and Well, with a Professional Tone that All Businesses Require; Learn How to Do Research Efficiently; Learn How to Read, Understand and Summarize Complex Pieces of Writing; Learn How to Keep Meticulous and Organized Records; Learn the Importance of Technology and How to Use It Effectively; Get an Additional Certificate which Enhances Your Resume and Opportunity; Parlay Your Experience into Self-employment.
AREAS OF SERVICE
The Legal Clinics are mainly conducted on workers’ rights, issues that workers face: Social Security Disability, From Worker to Business Owner, Workers’ Compensation, Small Business Solutions, U.S. Citizenship, Foreclosure Defenses and Wills, Trusts & Estate matters. Additional clinical consulting legal services exist in diverse areas such as immigration law, environmental law, housing, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, American Indian Law and human rights. In those and other instances, we refer participants to other programs after an initial consultation.
Remember, legal fees are free when legal fees are allowed by the faulting party, by law, by contract or paid at the end through a contingency arrangement.
WORKERS' RIGHTS DEFINED
Everyday in NYC thousands of workers struggle to make ends meet. Their struggle is made more difficult when they do not have access to competent advice on legal issues, business and financial problems.
Our program believes that prevention is always better than last minute cures. We believe that workers’ rights are strengthened through preventive measures.
WORKERS' RIGHTS FOCUS
- Wage Theft
- Unsafe Conditions & Workplace Injuries
- Workplace Discrimination & Harassment
- Paid Family Leave
- Paid Sick Leave
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Consultations & Guidance
This FREE Citizenship Program does not apply to anyone who has ever been arrested since getting their Green Card.