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Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens

Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens provides civil legal services to needy elderly residents of Queens. Volunteer lawyers are needed in the areas of real estate, matrimonial, bankruptcy and civil litigation. Volunteer attorneys should have civil legal experience. Knowledge of Spanish or Yiddish is desirable, though not necessary, as is familiarity with landlord-tenant law and/or government benefit programs. Volunteer attorneys are closely supervised. Training and payment for work-related travel expenses are provided. Malpractice insurance covers volunteer lawyers.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Queens
  • Area of law: Consumer, Health, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Elderly
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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