Lay Advocate

139 Ingersoll Hall Extension
P: 718.951.5360

The Lay Advocate Office is a student volunteer organization, offering free preventive law and paralegal counseling to the entire college community under the supervision of an attorney. Confidentially is ensured in all matters.

If you are interested in a career in law or in developing advocacy skills, you may enroll in Political Science 75.5 — Urban Fieldwork I, which is listed as an internship course in the Department of Political Science (see Bulletin).

Lay representation is available for:

  • Consumer rights
  • Copyrights
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Divorce
  • Financial aid problems
  • Food stamps
  • Grade appeals
  • Landlord-tenant problems
  • Medicaid
  • Public assistance
  • Small claims
  • Social services
  • Traffic violations
  • Utility problems