PHOTO: The NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center will be making its way to Ozone Park in about two weeks. Photo Courtesy of NYLAG
By Forum Staff
Residents in central and southern Queens will have the opportunity to receive free advice from legal professionals next month when State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) hosts a mobile help center in partnership with the New York Legal Assistance Group.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6, the NYLAG mobile help center will be outside the Little Dolphin School, located at 107-01 Cross Bay Blvd. in Ozone Park, to give free legal advice to residents on civil issues, including housing (for tenants only), foreclosure, public benefits, disability benefits, healthcare benefits, identity theft, debt management, consumer credit, immigration, domestic violence, divorce, custody and visitation, child support, employment, and Superstorm Sandy cases.
“Many issues like housing or health care can often be complex and are much easier to weather with the help and guidance of a knowledgeable attorney who specializes in these areas,” Addabbo said. “Unfortunately, legal help is rarely free and many people do not have access to the quality legal advice that everyone should have the opportunity to obtain. No matter what the topic is, everyone facing a legal battle should be equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to fight back. By bringing the NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center to different sites throughout my district, my constituents are offered the chance to not only have free consultations with quality professionals about a tough legal problem they may be facing, but they can do it close to home and at a time that is convenient for them. I thank NYLAG for helping to coordinate this event for the public and urge all my constituents to take advantage of this great opportunity to receive free legal help.”
Those who wish to speak with a legal professional must schedule an appointment prior to May 6. To do so, call Addabbo’s office at (718) 738-1111.