St. John’s University Law School has a special program that can help some seniors with free legal help if they have become victims of financial scams. The service is available for low to moderate income residents of Queens that are 62 years old or older.
The name of the program is “The Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic.” Here are some of the cases handled by the clinic:
- Deed Theft – Deed theft occurs when a person’s home is essentially taken from them through fraudulent deed transactions, sometimes as part of a foreclosure rescue scam.
- Foreclosure Defense and Predatory Lending – The clinic at St. John’s University Law School is a leader in litigating predatory mortgage lending cases in the Queens courts. .
- Home Improvement Contractor Fraud Cases – Clinic students have filed lawsuits against home improvement contractors who sign contracts with seniors and take their money, but never complete the home repair work or perform defective work.
- Other Consumer Matters – The clinic assists seniors who have suffered from deceptive business practices in the sale of automobiles, door-to-door sales, and other consumer items
If you know someone who was the victim of a financial scam, resides in Queens and is 62 years old or older, you may want give them the contact information below for free legal help. The first step is to call for an appointment:
Contact: (718) 990-6689
Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic
St. John’s School of Law, Room 2-26
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
We hope you are finding our consumer alerts useful. And, as always, if you know someone who is struggling with overdue debts, please have them call us for a bankruptcy consultation at 212-315-3755.