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Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project


 

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90-35 148th Street
Jamaica, NY 11435
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For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete. 


Agency Contact
Akash Pal, QVLP/SJU Service Learning Coordinator

718.312.9537 (Please text/email first)

akash.pal05@my.stjohns.edu

 

Mark Weliky, QVLP Executive Director

718.291.4500

MWeliky@QCBA.org

 

Nature and Purpose of Agency
The Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (QVLP) is a not-for-profit legal assistance program providing attorneys on a pro bono basis to residents of Queens County who cannot afford to retain a lawyer to resolve their civil legal problems involving basic human needs. QVLP assists clients in civil law cases for foreclosure, uncontested divorce, eviction, consumer debt, will drafting, and chapter 7 bankruptcy.  QVLP does not provide “legal advice” except at our CLARO Consumer Debt Clinic or at our Foreclosure Prevention Information Table at Queens Supreme Court.  If an applicant meets eligibility requirements QVLP will provide free representation by a pro bono volunteer attorney or by a QVLP staff attorney. QVLP assists or provides referrals to approximately 5,000 applicants per year. 

 

Tasks Available for Students

  • Screen applicants over the phone, prepare intake spreadsheets (for students volunteering for 12+ hours over the semester)
  • Administrative assistance such as assisting with acceptance and/or rejection letters or data entry (for students volunteering for less than 12 hours a semester)
  • Serving at the CLARO Clinic on Fridays at Queens Civil Court in Jamaica from 1pm – 3:30pm - screening clinic visitors and assisting CLARO attorneys.   Foreign language translators (mainly Spanish) are needed at CLARO.

 

Time Requirements    
Flexible; Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm

 

Agency Directions       
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Public Transportation

Take the E,F & J trains to Sutphin Boulevard station or numerous bus lines.

 

Location of QVLP Office @ Queens County Bar Association @ 90-35 148th Street, Jamaica

Building is one block east of Sutphin Boulevard, one block north of Jamaica Avenue at the intersection of 148th Street and Lowe Court.

 

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