The MHLS represents the mentally handicapped in civil liability proceedings and other matters. Our employees offer various alternatives and solutions to represent the wishes and interests of a client. We may take legal action on behalf of our clients. MHLS has full access to records of people with mental disabilities in New York State. We treat all customer information confidentially. When viewing an ad, consider the government advertising restrictions that lawyers and law firms must comply with, as well as our legal directory disclaimer FindLaw.com. Some lawyers publish comparative information about the services they offer, which may be subject to specific comparative disclosure restrictions. The MHLS provides people living in institutions for the mentally disabled with legal representation, advice and support on residence, discharge, care and treatment. Facilities can be governmental, municipal, voluntary or private, and can be community or institutional. c/o Creedmoor Psychiatric Center80-45 Winchester Blvd.Building 73, CBU #25 Queens Village, NY 11427. The MHLS investigates complaints from clients, their relatives and friends about care and treatment. MHLS will refer a person to the appropriate authority if a request does not fall within our jurisdiction. For example, we do not represent individuals in matters relating to wills, divorces or claims for damages against others.
MHLS welcomes requests for assistance or information from clients, their family or friends who contact MHLS by phone, letter or personal visit. The MHLS represents persons who are subject to court-ordered outpatient treatment. The MHLS also represents people who need a guardian if a court allows it, regardless of where they live.