Court Help Center

Overview

NYS Supreme Court, Queens County
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., 1st Floor, Room 100
(718) 298-1024

If you do not have an attorney, you may visit the Help Center for free information about the law and court procedure in Supreme Court.  Information about special proceedings (Article 78 proceedings), matrimonial/family proceedings, foreclosure, real property/housing and more, is available in the Help Center.  Free court forms, sample forms, instructions, information guides, pamphlets and brochures are also available to help you understand court procedures.  If you need or want to hire an attorney, the Help Center may provide referral information for bar associations, pro bono programs/legal services, law schools, legal clinics, law libraries and alternative dispute resolution centers and other low-cost legal alternatives.

The Help Center was created in response to an increased number of people who could not afford an attorney and instead represented themselves.  Each year thousands of people visit the Help Center.  Whether you want to start a case, or a case has been started against you, visit the Help Center to get the information you need to navigate your case.  If you are unable to visit the Help Center, information about the law and court procedure is also available on CourtHelp.  To find out where other Help Centers are located, visit the Help Center directory page

Court Help Center personnel do not provide legal advice.

Interpreter service available upon request.

Need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Let us know.

 

VOLUNTEER LAW CLINIC FOR UNCONTESTED DIVORCES

NYS Supreme Court, Queens County
88-11 Sutphin Blvd, 2nd Floor, Room 25A
Jamaica, NY 11435

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
NYC Civil Court, Queens County
89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Room 235
Jamaica, NY 11435

Hours of Operation:
Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Volunteer Law Clinic is a free service provided to help people prepare the papers for an uncontested divorce.  The program was developed in October 2009, by Hon. Fern A. Fisher, former Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts and Director of the NYS Court’s Access to Justice Program, in response to the growing need for free legal services in New York.

The clinic is open Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:30 pm. to 4:30 p.m.  It is closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.  On these days, the clinic is supervised by Lisa Zayas, Esq., an attorney with The Office for Justice Initiatives and is staffed by volunteer attorneys, law students and law graduates who assist in providing this great service to the community. 

On Wednesday afternoons, Helen Wrobel, Esq. of St. John’s Law School supervises St. John’s Law students and graduates from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Queens Supreme Court at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd Room 25A and on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Civil Court Help Center at 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Room 235. 

To make an appointment call (718) 298-1024 or visit the Help Center, located in Room 100.

Any questions regarding the clinic and/or The Office for Justice Initiative’s Access to Justice Program should be directed to Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for The Office of Justice Initiatives at 111 Centre Street, New York, NY by calling (646) 386-3200 or emailing DCAJ-OJI@nycourts.gov.

Uncontested Matrimonial Volunteer Clinic

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