Addabbo to help register constituents in need of legal advice with NYLAG
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. will be partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) this May to provide constituents with free legal advice by phone appointment.
Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, NYLAG will be calling constituents who register for an appointment through Addabbo’s office or the NYLAG website. Each session is 45 minutes long and NYLAG will call everyone at their scheduled appointment time in order to conduct an intake interview to see if the issue is something that NYLAG can assist with — if not the legal group will endeavor to provide a referral with a legal expert in that field.
NYLAG can assist with legal advice on these topics:
- Housing (tenants only);
- Public benefits, Disability benefits, Healthcare benefits;
- Identity theft;
- Debt management;
- Inmate partner violence;
- Divorce and custody;
- Advanced planning.
“When involved in a legal situation, with all the complications and specifics, finding reliable legal advice can be very confusing,” Addabbo said. “On top of that, we are still in the middle of the COVID pandemic so things may seem out of reach for many New Yorkers. That is why I am proud to once again partner with the New York Legal Assistance Group, who have a proven history of helping my constituents with their legal issues.”
NYLAG typically holds outreach events across Addabbo’s district through their Mobile Legal Help Center. However, in order to adhere to social distancing rules, NYLAG will be meeting with participants over the phone to assist them with their legal matters.
Addabbo encourages all those who are seeking legal advice to call his office to make an appointment with NYLAG.
In order to make an appointment for a free intake call from NYLAG, contact Senator Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111 or visit nylag.org/van.