Queens Legal Services (NY)

Provides high-quality civil legal services, social work support and advocacy to low-income communities in Queens. Founded in 1967, our staff of over 65 today assists over 5,000 individuals each year.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider


News Story

NYPD Gets Sued After Kicking Wrong Family Out of Home

Sarah Ryley, Stephen Rex Brown
ProPublica, New York Daily News
April 12, 2016
The suit challenges the NYPD’s use of controversial nuisance abatement actions. It cites ProPublica and The Daily News’ investigation into the issue.

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This New York Bill Ensures Domestic Abuse Survivors Get Paid Time Off & It Could Change Women’s Lives

Morgan Brinlee
October 19, 2017
Survivors of domestic violence or sexual abuse in New York could become eligible for paid time off under a new bill unanimously approved by the New York City Council earlier this week.

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Non-English speakers struggle to have their voices heard in housing court

Phineas Rueckert
Queens Daily Eagle
July 11, 2019
The Eagle accompanied Queens Legal Services Tenant Rights Coalition supervising attorney Catherine Barreda through the Civil Courthouse Thursday to understand the challenges that non-English speaking individuals encounter in the court system.

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