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Queens Never Gives Up

Queens Daily Eagle OPINION

April 6, 2020

OpEd by Lori Zeno: Queens Defenders’ motto is “we never give up.” We fight for justice every day for every client to ensure we achieve the best outcomes. The COVID-19 crisis has brought a new urgency to our mission. In light of the significant health risks facing inmates who contract COVID-19, we want to get all our incarcerated clients in New York City correctional facilities released.

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Trials are down, workload is up. Discovery reform fosters new normal in Queens criminal court

Queens Daily Eagle

February 18, 2020

On most days, Queens trials are down by about 50 percent. But public defenders have more work than ever. The Queens Daily Eagle talks to QD attorneys Anthony Martone and Richard Torres about the new discovery laws.

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Queens Defenders, business leaders advise next generation of Jamaica entrepreneurs

Queens Daily Eagle

February 12, 2020

Queens Defenders kicked off Black History Month on February 4 with a session on entrepreneurship at the organization’s newly opened Jamaica Justice Center.

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Defense attorneys dissect bail reform laws at criminal court seminar

Queens Daily Eagle

January 28, 2020

At a lunchtime seminar, a handful of Queens defense attorneys and judges dissected practical considerations of the state’s new bail reform law. The legal education event was organized by the Criminal Court Committee of the Queens County Bar Association and featured moderator Gary Miret and presenter Kathleen Rende, staff attorney with the Queens Defenders.

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Rise of the Queens Defenders

Queens Daily Eagle

January 23, 2020

The Queens Law Associates, a public defender organization based in Kew Gardens, have a new identity: the Queens Defenders.

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From Client to Staff, Queens Teen Pivots from Prison Path

The City

January 20, 2020

The City profiles Queens Defenders’ Fatu Kamara. After working her way up from a two-day-a-week internship, Fatu is the first enrollee of the Queens Defenders Youth Mentorship Program hired for a full-time job.

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Introducing Queens Defenders

PRNewswire.com

January 16, 2020

Queens Defenders, formerly operating as Queens Law Associates, debuted on January 1, 2020.

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Queens Criminal Court Implements Therapeutic Approach To Veterans’ Misdemeanors

QNS.com

November 13, 2019

Executive Director Lori Zeno discusses mentoring programs for court involved veterans.

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Legal System Off To Slow Start On ‘Raise The Age’ Night-Court Fix

The City

October 10, 2019

Anthony Martone, Director of Queens Defenders’ Felony Youth Defense Unit, describes how sending young offenders directly to Family Court lessens the burden on young people and their families.

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Know Your Rights Workshop Opens Doors For Spanish Speakers In LIC

Queens Daily Eagle

August 14, 2019

The Queens Daily Eagles covers Queens Defenders’ partnership with Hour Children’s Hour Working Women Program.

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Next DA Can Do More For Immigrants, Advocates And Attorneys Say

Queens Daily Eagle

July 18, 2019

Queens Defenders Immigration expert, Joshua Epstein, suggests how the next Queens District Attorney can do more to protect immigrants on their way to and from the courthouse.

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Queens Defenders Empowers Youth At St. John’s

The Wave

June 27, 2019

Brandon Jeffries, Director of Youth Programs describes our partnership at the St. John’s Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park and how Queens Defenders works with local police to provide restorative justice and prevention services for youth in the community.

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Locals Recognized At Far Rockaway Day

The Wave

May 30, 2019

Queens Defenders Young Adult Leaders Hector Rodriguez and Andre Hussey host a local event in Far Rockaway to recognize youth and adult professionals for their community service.

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ICE Arrests Have Surged At Queens Courts, Report Reveals

Queens Daily Eagle

January 29, 2019

Queens Defenders Immigration expert, Joshua Epstein, is quoted describing how ICE’s presence near courthouses discourages people from showing up, complicating their cases and negatively impacting the justice system.

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Queens Defenders Teen Mentors Go To DC

The Wave

March 22, 2018

Executive Director, Lori Zeno, describes our Youth Mentor’s participation in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC to protest gun violence in schools and in the Rockaway community.

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Trials are down, workload is up. Discovery reform fosters new normal in Queens criminal court

Queens Daily Eagle

February 18, 2020

On most days, Queens trials are down by about 50 percent. But public defenders have more work than ever. The Queens Daily Eagle talks to QD attorneys Anthony Martone and Richard Torres about the new discovery laws.

Read more


Queens Defenders, business leaders advise next generation of Jamaica entrepreneurs

Queens Daily Eagle

February 12, 2020

Queens Defenders kicked off Black History Month on February 4 with a session on entrepreneurship at the organization’s newly opened Jamaica Justice Center.

Read more


Defense attorneys dissect bail reform laws at criminal court seminar

Queens Daily Eagle

January 28, 2020

At a lunchtime seminar, a handful of Queens defense attorneys and judges dissected practical considerations of the state’s new bail reform law. The legal education event was organized by the Criminal Court Committee of the Queens County Bar Association and featured moderator Gary Miret and presenter Kathleen Rende, staff attorney with the Queens Defenders.

Read more


Rise of the Queens Defenders

Queens Daily Eagle

January 23, 2020

The Queens Law Associates, a public defender organization based in Kew Gardens, have a new identity: the Queens Defenders.

Read more


From Client to Staff, Queens Teen Pivots from Prison Path

The City

January 20, 2020

The City profiles Queens Defenders’ Fatu Kamara. After working her way up from a two-day-a-week internship, Fatu is the first enrollee of the Queens Defenders Youth Mentorship Program hired for a full-time job.

Read more


Introducing Queens Defenders

PRNewswire.com

January 16, 2020

Queens Defenders, formerly operating as Queens Law Associates, debuted on January 1, 2020.

Read more


Queens Criminal Court Implements Therapeutic Approach To Veterans’ Misdemeanors

QNS.com

November 13, 2019

Executive Director Lori Zeno discusses mentoring programs for court involved veterans.

Read more


Legal System Off To Slow Start On ‘Raise The Age’ Night-Court Fix

The City

October 10, 2019

Anthony Martone, Director of Queens Defenders’ Felony Youth Defense Unit, describes how sending young offenders directly to Family Court lessens the burden on young people and their families.

Read more


Know Your Rights Workshop Opens Doors For Spanish Speakers In LIC

Queens Daily Eagle

August 14, 2019

The Queens Daily Eagles covers Queens Defenders’ partnership with Hour Children’s Hour Working Women Program.

Read more


Next DA Can Do More For Immigrants, Advocates And Attorneys Say

Queens Daily Eagle

July 18, 2019

Queens Defenders Immigration expert, Joshua Epstein, suggests how the next Queens District Attorney can do more to protect immigrants on their way to and from the courthouse.

Read more


Queens Defenders Empowers Youth At St. John’s

The Wave

June 27, 2019

Brandon Jeffries, Director of Youth Programs describes our partnership at the St. John’s Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park and how Queens Defenders works with local police to provide restorative justice and prevention services for youth in the community.

Read more


Locals Recognized At Far Rockaway Day

The Wave

May 30, 2019

Queens Defenders Young Adult Leaders Hector Rodriguez and Andre Hussey host a local event in Far Rockaway to recognize youth and adult professionals for their community service.

Read more


ICE Arrests Have Surged At Queens Courts, Report Reveals

Queens Daily Eagle

January 29, 2019

Queens Defenders Immigration expert, Joshua Epstein, is quoted describing how ICE’s presence near courthouses discourages people from showing up, complicating their cases and negatively impacting the justice system.

Read more


Queens Defenders Teen Mentors Go To DC

The Wave

March 22, 2018

Executive Director, Lori Zeno, describes our Youth Mentor’s participation in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC to protest gun violence in schools and in the Rockaway community.

Read more



If you are with the news media and would like additional information on Queens Defenders, please contact Dana Longstreet, Director of Communications, at dlongstreet@queensdefenders.org.

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