Council Member Koslowitz recently partnered with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to bring in the Mobile Legal Help Center Van. Free legal assistance was provided to individuals that might otherwise encounter barriers in accessing quality legal services. This may include geographic isolation, low income, lack of English proficiency, and/or fears about immigration status.
Parked right outside of 66-35 108th Street in Rego Park, lawyers from NYLAG, with full support from the New York State Court, were able to provide constituents with onboard advice and legal counseling on matters ranging from landlord & tenants to immigration.
“Sometimes those who cannot afford legal services are the ones that need it the most” said Council Member Koslowitz, “it is why I am proud to have partnered with NYLAG to provide legal help to individuals that might not have been able to get it due to the high costs associated with attorney fees”.
New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney. The Mobile Center is currently making stops in 16 different locations per month and is expected to serve at least 2,000 New York State residents this year.