Elizabeth Forspan, Esq., Hon. Mojgan Lancman, Ed Schachter, Esq., Janet Keller, Esq., Hilary Gingold, Esq., Michael Cervini, Esq. and Hon. Jodi Orlow at the Brandeis Association’s 2017 Installation Dinner. Photo Courtesy of the Brandeis Association.

Brandeis Association Brings In Young Blood Using Tradition, Pride and Vital CLE Events

For Hon. Jodi Orlow, the Brandeis Association of Queens County runs in the family.

“My dad was a member of Brandeis since the beginning and when I was in law school, he dragged me to the meetings,” Orlow, a Supreme Court Justice, told the Eagle. “I grew up in it.”

Though Orlow had little choice but to join the bar association she now chairs, she quickly learned to value the organization and the opportunities it provides lawyers in and around Queens.

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QVLP staff attorneys Kristen Dubowski and Justin Auslaender consult with homeowners facing foreclosure every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Photo Courtesy of QVLP

QVLP Gives Hope To Low-Income Defendants

For 27 years, low-income Queens residents saddled with mysterious debt, pressured by abusive landlords or forced to navigate a confusing civil court system have had one reliable resource to which they could turn: the Queens Volunteer Lawyers’ Project.

The nonprofit QVLP was officially founded in 1991 in connection the Queens County Bar Association and continues to provide free legal services to low-income Queens residents who face serious civil legal issues like evictions foreclosure, divorce, consumer debt and bankruptcy.

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