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COURT HELP CENTER

ROOM 100
718 298-1024

The Court Help Center was created in response to the increasing number of litigants who were coming to court without legal counsel because they could not afford representation. The office provides free comprehensive procedural information on Supreme Court matters, such as special proceedings i.e. Article 78 proceedings, matrimonial/family proceedings, foreclosure and other real property/housing and many other proceedings to unrepresented litigants.

The center provides free court forms, printed instructions, sample forms, and we provide assistance in understanding the documents. The center also distributes guides, pamphlets and brochures that assist the unrepresented in understanding and navigating the court and legal system. The Court Help Center staff does not provide legal advice.

The Court Help Center offers referral information including lists of bar associations, pro bono programs and legal services, law schools, legal clinics, law libraries and alternative dispute resolution centers and other low cost legal alternatives.

 

VOLUNTEER LAW CLINIC FOR UNCONTESTED DIVORCES

The Volunteer Law Clinic in Queens County Supreme Court was created by the Hon. Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts. Judge Fisher, as Director of the NYS Court’s Access to Justice Program, and in response to the growing need for pro bono legal services to indigent New Yorkers, set up the Volunteer Law Clinic in Queens County Supreme Court in October 2009.

Located on the second floor in Room 25C, the Volunteer Law Clinic provides indigent New Yorkers with free legal assistance in preparing necessary documents for uncontested divorces. The clinic is supervised by Gail Adams, Esq., a senior attorney with Judge Fisher’s Access to Justice Program and staffed with several volunteer attorneys who assist in providing this great service to the community. The Clinics hours of operation are Tuesday Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that Helen Worbel of St. John’s Law School will be providing additional services to persons seeking to commence uncontested divorce proceedings each Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Civil Court located at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.. In addition to conducting a clinic hours on Thursday, St. John’s Law School will also be available each Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd Room 25C. All persons seeking the services of the VLC or St. John’s Law School are required to make an appointment, by calling (718) 298-1024.

Any questions regarding the clinic and/or the Access to Justice Program should be directed to Justice Fisher’s Office in New York State Supreme Court at 111 Centre Street by calling (646) 386-4016.



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