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Total Life Choices (TLC) provides free legal services to promote and protect the dignity of each individual.  TLC attorneys and volunteers empower individuals in articulating and documenting crucial lifetime, incapacity, and end-of-life choices through education and legal planning.  TLC counsels families on complex court procedures for probate, administration and guardianship.



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Total Life Choices (TLC)
New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: (212) 613-5000
Fax: (212) 714-7402

Volunteer for TLC


TLC welcomes assistance from volunteers, including lawyers, law students and those without legal background. We ask volunteers to make a minimum commitment to work in our office 10 hours per week during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). We also have occasional opportunities in the evenings and/or weekends.

Experience and ability level will determine the type and amount of work a volunteer will be given.  Common volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and coordinating presentation scheduling for appropriate outreach venues.


  • Writing, designing, and distributing informational and promotional materials.


  • Drafting Last Wills and Testaments and preparing other legal documents.


  • Conducting community education workshops for consumers and trainings for medical and social service professionals at partner sites (may include weekends if desired).


  • Contacting individuals who have expressed an interest in completing health care Advance Directives and assisting them with completion of documents.


  • Processing completed health care Advance Directives and maintaining client filing sytems, databases, and records systems.


  • Extensive client contact over the phone and in person.


  • Generating reports on outreach and registration activity.

To apply for a volunteer position, please forward a letter of interest and your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or to Total Life Choices, NYLAG, 7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004.  Please indicate “TLC Volunteer” on your submission.




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Total Life Choices provides free legal education seminars and trainings on legal planning to community groups and medical and social service professionals. To schedule a TLC presentation, contact Tina Janssen-Spinosa, Esq. at (212) 613-5062 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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