Queens Legal Services

Queens Legal Services

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Since its inception in 1967, Queens Legal Services Corporation has sought equal access to justice for all low-income residents of Queens through a range of legal advocacy, education and community partnerships. We provide free legal counseling, representation and referrals in civil matters to eligible low-income individuals and families, and we work with our clients and partners to identify and address root causes for systemic inequalities in Queens and throughout New York City.

Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include:

  • Citizenship
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Family/Domestic Violence
  • Food Stamps
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Housing
  • Public Assistance
  • SSI/Social Security
  • Tax
  • Unemployment Insurance


89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435
Tel: (347) 592-2200
Fax: (718) 526-5051

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Jennifer Ching,  Project Director

Jennifer joined Queens Legal Services as Project Director in January 2010. She was formerly Director of the New York office of Appleseed, a national network of public interest justice centers with a mission to leverage private sector resources to engage long term structural reform through programs expanding access to justice, education and economic opportunity. Prior to joining Appleseed, she was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where her pro bono work included litigation and advocacy on behalf of Guantánamo detainees.

Jennifer has also been a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, litigating death penalty, immigrants' rights and civil rights cases, and a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU of New Jersey where she founded the Immigrant Workers' Rights Project. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. 

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