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Queens Legal Services Corporation

About Us

Queens Legal Services Corporation ensures equal access to justice for the people of Queens by providing free civil legal services to those residents unable to afford to hire private counsel. 

Services Can Be Accessed As Follows:

Mondays, 9:00am, in Jamaica, 8900 Sutphin Boulevard, Suite 206
Wednesdays, 9:00am, in LIC, 42-15 Crescent Street, 9th Floor
Either office at any time if a Marshall's Notice has been served.
Courthouse Office, 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard Room 160,
Monday-Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm
, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Family Law:
Family Law: Call 718-657-3133 the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Or walk in to Jamaica, 8900 Sutphin Boulevard, Suite 206, on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Senior Law: 

Call 718-397-7542 Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:30pm

For victims of Domestic Violence:
Call our 24 Hour Hotline 718-657-0424

We have also created the People's Law School.  The People's Law School which provides classes and workshops for members and staff of community based organizations, service providers, civic and religious groups in the areas of law most often confronted by our clients.  Listed below are the topics we presently offer, however additional topics will be included to address emerging community concerns and, in some instances, seminars can be
specifically developed to meet your group's particular needs.  For further information regarding the People's Law School contact Cindy Katz, Coordinating Attorney at 718-657-8611.

Housing – tenant’s rights, repairs, reduction in services, overcharges, code violations, Housing Court and New York City Housing Authority procedures, fair housing laws.

Matrimonial – separation and divorce, child custody, support and visitation; rights, remedies and protections for victims of domestic violence.

Family Preservation – parents’ rights, foster care, family court abuse and neglect proceedings.

Government Benefits – public assistance, food stamps, Social Security and SSI disability benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, unemployment insurance.

Consumer – student loans, trade school fraud, debt collection, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, home improvement fraud, utility shut off, etc.

HIV/AIDS – permanency planning, wills, health care proxies, guardianships, Division of AIDS Services disability advocacy.

Education – Title I, special education, overcrowding, discrimination.

For additional information please contact 

Cindy Katz
8900 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435

email at ckatz@hotmail.com


Carl O. Callender, Executive Director
Vacant Housing Unit Director (LIC office)
Randolph Petsche, Housing Director (Jamaica Office)
Florence Roberts, Director, Family Law Unit
Kim Director of Finance
Cindy Katz, Coordinator, People's Law School
Lisa Issacs, Esq. General Practice Unit