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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Paul E. Kerson is a partner in the Queens County law firm of Leavitt & Kerson and a past President of the Queens County Bar Association // Credit: Paul E. Kerson

Kerson, the Queens Bar Scribe, Reflects on a Life of Law

When Paul Kerson graduated from college in 1972, he faced a choice. The former college newspaper editor could pursue journalism at a time when dozens of papers were closing shop or he could study law and establish himself in Queens, his home borough. The Queens County Bar Association enabled him to do both.

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