Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the VLP’s offices at 44 Court Street are currently closed to the public. However, we remain committed to providing our clients with the same high level of service that we have delivered for the past 30 years. Our staff is working remotely, our intake lines are open, we are meeting with clients via calls and web conferences and coordinating with our dedicated volunteers. We will continue to work tirelessly to address our clients’ needs during these challenging times and remain a vital legal resource for thousands of Brooklynites.
To help alleviate community concerns, the VLP has compiled the below information – current as of May 21, 2020 – that will continue to be updated on our website as new developments emerge.
On April 8, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks issued Administrative Order, providing for the expansion of virtual court operations and remote access to additional, nonessential court matters in an effort to allow judges to advance the resolution of pending matters wherever practicable.
Legal matters are handled by remote appearances of judges, attorneys, and most nonjudicial staff, through audiovisual appearances, telephone communications, and digitized exchanges of papers.
If you – or someone you know – have legal questions and would like legal help, please call our intake help line at (718) 624-3894 or by starting an online intake.