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Queens County Bar Association
Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project


Also Known As:QCBA
Sponsor/Parent Agency:Queens County Bar Association
Address:90-35 148th Street Jamaica NY 11435
Telephone(s):718-739-4100
Fax: 718-657-1789
E-mail:mweliky@qcba.org
World Wide Web: http://qcba.org/pro-bono/


Description:

The Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. is a legal assistance program which assigns volunteer attorneys from the private sector on a pro-bono basis to residents of Queens County who have legal problems, but who cannot afford to retain an attorney. Eligibility is based on 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Assistance is provided in a number of areas including landlord-tenant matters, consumer debt, personal bankruptcy, child support, uncontested divorce, veterans advocacy and the drafting of simple wills and health care proxies.

Volunteer attorneys are covered by primary malpractice insurance through our program. Conference rooms (at no charge, of course) are available during weekday business hours for client meetings and pro bono service CLE credits are available for volunteer attorneys. Free training and mentoring opportunities are also available to attorneys.




Hours:

Call Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Please call.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free


Services Offered:Legal CounselingLegal Education/InformationLegal RepresentationLegal Services