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The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center (MHP) seeks a Paralegal to help represent clients with mental illness in their claims for Social Security disability benefits. MHP is a team of attorneys, social workers and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. We represent individual clients, bring class action lawsuits and engage in community education and outreach with the belief that low-income people with mental illness are entitled to live stable and full lives, free from discrimination.

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center (MHP) seeks an attorney experienced in Social Security disability advocacy to represent clients with mental illness in their claims for Social Security disability benefits.

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center seeks volunteer law student interns for the summer of 2017.

Who Are We?

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. We represent individual clients, bring class action lawsuits and engage in community education with the belief that low-income people with mental illness are entitled to live stable and full lives, free from discrimination.

What Legal Services Do We Provide?

  • Eviction Prevention: Represent individuals with mental illness facing eviction. We represent tenants facing eviction from rent-stabilized, public, market-rate, private, supportive, and supported housing across the five boroughs.
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy: Engage in legislative advocacy, community organizing, and impact litigation to fight against the criminalization of mental illness and for the humane treatment of people with mental illness in prison and jails.
  • Social Security Disability Advocacy: Provide representation before the Social Security Administration and in federal court in appealing denials, suspensions, reductions, terminations of benefits and overpayment claims.
  • Discharge Planning: Enforce and educate consumers about state and federal laws requiring hospitals, jails, and prisons to provide people with mental illness with crucial social services prior to discharge.
  • Guardianship & Life Planning Documents: Represent clients in Article 81 guardianship matters and draft health care proxies, powers of attorney, and simple wills to allow our clients to be active participants in decisions regarding their lives.

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center seeks volunteer law student interns for each of our practice areas for the spring of 2017.

Who Are We?

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. We represent individual clients, bring class action lawsuits and engage in community education with the belief that low-income people with mental illness are entitled to live stable and full lives, free from discrimination.

What Legal Services Do We Provide?

  • Eviction Prevention: Represent individuals with mental illness facing eviction. We represent tenants facing eviction from rent-stabilized, market-rate, private, public, supportive, and supported housing across the five boroughs. 
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy: Engage in legislative advocacy, community organizing, and impact litigation to fight against the criminalization of mental illness and for the humane treatment of people with mental illness in prison and jails.
  • Social Security Disability Advocacy: Provide representation before the Social Security Administration and in federal court in appealing denials, suspensions, reductions, terminations of benefits and overpayment claims.
  • Discharge Planning: Enforce and educate consumers about state and federal laws requiring hospitals, jails, and prisons to provide people with mental illness with crucial social services prior to discharge.
  • Guardianship & Life Planning Documents: Represent clients in Article 81 guardianship matters and draft health care proxies, powers of attorney, and simple wills to allow our clients to be active participants in decisions regarding their lives.