Queens Legal Services

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Our Legal Assistance Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4pm. Call 917-661-4500 to speak to an intake officer in any language.

Project Director: Michelle Burrell

Queens Legal Services 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 and reaches thousands more through outreach and community legal education. QLS advocates practice in many areas, including:

QLS also works with our clients and community partners to identify and challenge the systemic inequalities faced by low-income communities in Queens and throughout New York City. We rely on our deep community partnerships to guide our work and to enable us to identify and quickly address issues specific to Queens, one of the most diverse communities in the world. The QLS Community Law Center is based in downtown Jamaica. We also operate programs throughout the borough. You can find us at the Family Justice Center, through court clinics and on-site at neighborhood-based social service and grassroots organizations. If you’d like QLS to schedule a legal clinic or workshop in your neighborhood, please email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Parth Chowlera, Esq.
David Louis Cohen, Esq.
Michael Garvey, Esq.
Ann Leslie Goldweber, Esq.
Kaming Lau, Esq.
Diana S. Sen, Esq.

Our Location

89-00 Sutphin Blvd.. 5th Floor   map 
Jamaica, NY 11435



Our Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Call 917-661-4500 to speak to an intake officer in any language.


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