State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to bring free legal help to constituents with two free events next month.
First, on Friday, July 8, NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center will be parked at the Deshi Senior Center, located at 83-10 Rockaway Boulevard, in Ozone Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist residents with their legal issues.
Then, Addabbo’s office will be sponsoring a Phone Intake Day with NYLAG on Thursday, July 14, so the legal group can speak with constituents who register for a call about their legal matters. From now until July 14, residents can call Addabbo’s office or visit NYLAG.org/van to register for a phone intake call from a NYLAG representative.
NYLAG staff are able to provide free legal assistance on civil issues related to: Housing (tenant only), Foreclosure, mortgage and homeowner tax and lien issues, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child support, Employment, and Advance Planning.
“It may be difficult navigating the legal process, and you may not know what do next or where to turn to get answers to questions you may have. NYLAG is an organization that helps people with their legal issues and provides free counsel to them,” State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. said. “As a former practicing lawyer, I know how important it is to get sound legal advice, which is why I partner with NYLAG to provide that advice to my constituents.”
During NYLAG’s visit to the Deshi Senior Center, NYLAG representatives will speak to constituents who visit the Mobile Legal Help Center to see if they can help with the issue and give them information or referrals on the next steps they should take. If they are unable to provide assistance at the Mobile Legal Help Center, and if it’s something that requires a full intake, they can sign them up for a full intake session to get the help they need.
To register for the Phone Intake Day with NYLAG on July 14, call Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111, or visit NYLAG.org/van. Spaces are limited for the phone intake spots, so call early to secure your spot.
“I want to give a big thanks to the Deshi Senior Center for allowing us to use their space and to NYLAG for bringing this important service to my constituents,” Addabbo added.