The NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center. // Photo courtesy of NYLAG

‘Wheels of Justice’ Coming To A Street Near You

They say the wheels of justice turn slowly, but try telling that staff in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Mobile Legal Help Center who drive to a different neighborhood every day to provide vital legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

NYLAG has pioneered the use of the innovative van to meet New Yorkers-in-need in their own neighborhoods. Next month, the van will motor through Woodside, Flushing and Rockaway Beach.

The 40-foot van features two office spaces and a waiting area where NYLAG staff, pro bono attorneys from law firms and volunteers from local law schools serve clients.

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State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta. // Photo courtesy of Slawomir for Senate

State Senate Candidate Runs on ‘No Homeless Shelter’ Party Line

By Evan Rosen To fight proposed homeless shelters in Glendale and Ozone Park, one candidate for state senate is taking

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State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. joins NYLAG attorneys during a recent visit by NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center. Photo courtesy of Joseph Addabbo’s office

Addabbo and NYLAG Team Up To Counsel Rockaway Residents

Next month, a mobile legal center will pull up to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and provide free legal assistance to peninsula residents. It one of the latest Queens stops for the innovative van.

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Joe Caruana, president of a neighborhood association in Ozone Park criticizes the shelter proposal // Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Ozone Park Residents Square Off With DHS Over Shelter Site

A hearing over a homeless shelter in Ozone Park attracted hundreds of residents eager to confront Department of Homeless Services officials over the agency’s proposal to turn a former church into a shelter for homeless men with mental illness Thursday.

The evening was punctuated by angry outbursts, including from local lawmakers.

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