In order to help constituents receive answers for their legal questions, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has partnered with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to bring their free Mobile Legal Help Center to Forest Hills next month.
NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center will be stationed outside of the Beth Gavriel Bukharian Congregation, located at 66-35 108th Street in Forest Hills, between 66th Road and 67th Avenue, on Monday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Constituents will be able to speak with NYLAG attorneys about civil issues including: Housing (tenant issues only); Foreclosure; Public benefits; Disability benefits; Healthcare benefits; Immigration; Identity theft; Domestic violence; Consumer credit; Debit management; Divorce; Child support; Custody and visitation; Employment; Superstorm Sandy; and Advance Planning.
“As a former practicing attorney, I know that legal issues can be very confusing, frustrating, and time consuming for everyone involved,” Addabbo said. “By partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group, I hope to make that process a little bit easier for my constituents, all at no cost to them. The legal experts at NYLAG will be able to provide advice and counsel on a wide range of issues right on site. If an issue is brought up that is outside the supervising attorneys’ area of expertise, the issue will be brought back to NYLAG to be handled by an attorney in that field. This assures that no one in need of legal assistance will be turned away.”
Appointments to see an attorney in the Mobile Legal Help Center are necessary. To schedule a required appointment with the available NYLAG attorneys, please call Addabbo’s district office at 718-738-1111 as space is limited and confidential appointments are given on a first come, first serve basis.