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Sample Initial Email to Client Once Assigned (click arrow to expand)

I have been assigned by the NYS Bar Association (NYSBA) to represent you in your unemployment claim. I have attached the required engagement letter, and request that you review this. We will discuss this letter in our first telephone conference on your matter.
The following is the information provided to me by the NYSBA regarding your claim:
*You have filed for unemployment insurance and Pandemic unemployment assistance, and have requested a hearing.
*You appear to be eligible for these benefits.
*You have not received notification that you are not eligible for these benefits.
* *Your benefit rate is $390 per week.
If any of this information is incorrect, we will discuss this when we teleconference. If you are receiving unemployment benefits at this time, and/or Pandemic unemployment assistance, please let me know immediately. Also, please provide me with a brief explanation as to why you have requested a hearing on this matter. Lastly, please provide me with copies of your application and any correspondance you have received from the NYS Department of Labor related to this matter.
I have the following dates and times available for our telephone conversation. Please let me know which time works best for you.
May 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
May 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
I look forward to speaking with you.
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