NEW YORK Free Legal Help

Find nonprofit New York free legal help providers.

Low and moderate income individuals and families can benefit from Free Legal Help Programs in their New York communities, and find answers to questions about their legal problems.



BANKRUPTCY

The NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project connects pro bono attorneys with low-income families who are in need of free bankruptcy assistance. For a free screening to see if you are eligible, call 646-442-3630.

Here's a list of New York Free Legal Help resources and contact information on:

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  • Bronx
    The Legal Aid Society Bronx Neighborhood Office - 953 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10459 Tel: (718) 991-4600 Fx: (718) 842-2867

    Bronx AIDS Services, Inc. - Legal Advocacy Services - 540 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458 Tel: (718) 295-5598

    Legal Services NYC-Bronx - 579 Courtland Avenue Bronx, New York 10451 Tel: (718) 928-3700 Fx: (718) 402-7566

    Brooklyn - New York Free Legal Help
    Bushwick Housing & Legal Assistance - 217 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Tel: (718) 366-3800

    The Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Neighborhood Office - 111 Livingston Street, 7th Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 722-3100 (718) 722-3093 (fax)

    Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation B Tel: (718) 237-5500

    Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A - Predatory Lending/Consumer Fraud Project - Domestic Violence/Family Law 256-260 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tel: (718) 487-2300

    Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tel: (718) 624-3894

    Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation - Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project - 1360 Fulton Street, Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Tel: (646) 442-3332

    Free Legal Help NEW YORK CITY

    Criminal Justice Helpline - assists battered women Tel: (212) 683-0605

    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) - from 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Tel: (212) 750-0800

    Legal Services for New York City - 350 Broadway 6th Floor New York, NY 10013-9998 Tel: (212) 431-7200

    William Z. Kransdorf Coordinator, NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project Legal Services for New York City - 350 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10013-9998 Tel: (646) 442-3646 Fx: (646) 442-3647

    Apellate Representation Project - appeals domestic violence, child custody and visitation cases New York Legal Assistance Group 450 West 33rd St. New York, NY 10001 Tel: (212) 613-5000

    Sanctuary for Families - legal services to victims of abuse. (Se habla espanol.) Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services - Tel: (212) 349-6009

    Domestic Violence Project of the Urban Justice Center Tel: (718) 875-5062 Office Tel: (718) 875-9400

    Family Violence Prevention Program - education, training, and technical assistance to the child welfare system Tel: (212) 683-0015 Ext. 216

    Break the Cycle - Provides free and confidential legal services to young people who have been abused (ages 12-22). PO Box 6270 New York, NY 10150 Toll Free: (800) 214-4150 Tel: (212) 848-4600

    Main Street Legal Services, Battered Women’s Rights Clinic, CUNY Law School - Tel: (718) 575-4300

    Urban Justice Center - 666 Broadway, 10th Floor New York, NY10012 Tel: (646) 602-5600

    inMotion, Inc. (formerly Network for Women's Services) - Cases: contested & uncontested divorces, orders of protection, child support and custody/visitation. Tel: (212) 695-3800

    Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project - Tel: (212) 577-3220 x109 (Monday-Friday from 9:30AM-5:30PM)

    SHIELD (Self-Help Information, Education and Legal Defense) - Tel: (212) 626-7383

    Economic Empowerment Program - representation and advocacy for unemployment insurance issues & public benefits Tel: (212) 683-0015 Ext. 222

    Albany
    Center For Law and Justice, Inc. - Pine West Plaza, #2 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany, NY 12205 Tel: (518) 427-8361

    Capitol District Women's Bar Association Legal Project - 6 Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203 Tel: (518) 435-1770

    Disability Advocates, Inc. - 5 Clinton Square, 3rd floor, Albany, NY 12207 Tel: (518) 432-7861

    Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Inc. - 55 Columbia Street Albany, NY 12207 Toll Free: (800) 462-2922

    Amityville
    Catholic Charities Immigrant Services - 143 Schleigel Blvd, Amityville, NY 11701 Tel: (631) 789-5210

    Bath
    Southern Tier Legal Services - 104 East Steuben Street Bath, NY 14810 Toll Free: (800) 774-2355

    Steuben County Public Defender - 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810 Tel: (607) 664-2410

    Binghamton
    Legal Aid for Broome and Chenango 30 Fayette Street P.O. Box 2011 Binghamton, NY 13902-2011 Tel: (607) 723-7966

    Broome County Public Defender - 229-231 State Street, 5th floor, Binghamton, NY 13901 Tel: (607) 778-2403

    Buffalo - New York Free Legal Help
    Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York - 741 Delaware Avenue, Suite 100 , Buffalo, NY 14209 Tel: (716) 881-5222

    Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. Ellicott Square Building - 295 Main Street, Room 495 Buffalo, NY 14203-2473 Tel: (716) 847-0650

    Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. Main-Seneca Building - 237 Main St., Suite 1000, Buffalo, NY 14203 Tel: 716-847-0662

    Carmel
    Putnam County Legal Aid Society, Inc. - 19 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512 Tel: (845) 225-8466

    Canton
    Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Canton Office 17 Hodskin St, P.O. Box 648, Canton, NY 13617 Tel: (315) 386-4586

    Elizabethtown
    Essex County Public Defender - 7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Tel: (518) 873-3880

    Elmira
    Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (A Division of LAWNY) - 215 East Church Street, Suite 301, Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: (607) 734-1647

    CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) - 91 N. Franklin Street, Suite 211, Hempstead, NY 11550 Tel: (516) 489-8330

    Chemung County Public Defender - 163 Lake Street, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902 Tel: (607) 737-2969

    Hudson
    Columbia County Public Defender - Criminal Defense 610 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Tel: (518) 828-3410

    Hempstead
    Hofstra University School of Law - Community Legal Assistance Corp. - 108 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 Tel: (516) 463-5934

    Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Inc. - 1 Helen Keller Way 5th Floor Hempstead, NY 11550 Tel: (516) 292-8100

    Ithaca - New York Free Legal Help
    Prisoners' Legal Services of New York - 114 Prospect Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Tel: (607) 273-2283

    Jamestown
    Chautauqua County Legal Services Inc. - 7 West Third Street 2nd Floor Jamestown, NY 14701-5103 Toll Free: (800) 322-9928

    Southern Tier Legal Services- Jamestown office (A Division of LAWNY) - 110 West Third Street, Hotel Jamestown Building, Suite 507 Jamestown, NY 14701 Tel: 716-664-4535

    Kew Gardens
    The Legal Aid Society Queens Neighborhood Office - 120-46 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Tel: (718) 286-2450 Fx: (718) 263-4234

    Lake Pleasant - New York Free Legal Help
    Hamilton County Assigned Counsel Program - PO Box 205, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108 Tel: (518) 548-6651

    Niagara Falls
    Niagara County Legal Aid Society Inc. - 775 Third Street P.O. Box 844 Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0844 Tel: (716) 284-8831

    New City
    Legal Aid Society of Rockland County Inc. - 2 Congers Road New City, NY 10956-0314 Tel: (914) 634-3627

    Olean
    Cattaraugus County Public Defender - 175 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760 Tel: (716) 373-0004

    Plattsburg - New York Free Legal Help
    Clinton County Assigned Counsel Program - 178 Broad Street, Plattsburg, NY 12901 Tel: (518) 561-9251

    Rural Law Center of New York, Inc. - 56 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Tel: (518) 561-5460

    North Country Legal Services Inc. - 100 Court Street P.O. Box 989 Plattsburg, NY 12901-0989 Tel: (800) 722-7380

    Rochester - New York Free Legal Help
    Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation - 80 St. Paul Street Suite 700 Rochester, NY 14604-1350 Tel: (716) 325-2520

    Legal Aid Society of Rochester - 1 West Main St, Suite 800, Rochester, NY 14614 Tel: (585) 232-4090

    Farmworker Legal Services of New York Free Legal Help - 1187 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609 Tel: (585) 325-3050

    Empire Justice Center - One West Main Street, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14614 (585) 454-4060

    Rego Park
    Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (part of JASA) - 97-77 Queens Blvd., Suite 600, Rego Park, NY 11374 Tel: (718) 286-1500

    Syracuse - New York Free Legal Help
    5th Judicial District's Pro Bono Program - 472 S. Salina St., Suite 300, Syracuse, NY 13210 Tel: (315) 703-6500

    Legal Services of Central New York Inc. - 472 South Salina Street # 300 Syracuse, NY 13202 Tel: (315) 475-3127

    Staten Island
    Project Hospitality, Inc. - Legal Advocacy Program 100 Park Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 Tel: (718) 720-8172

    Staten Island The Legal Aid Society Staten Island Neighborhood - Office 60 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10301 Tel: (718) 273-6677 (718) Fx: (442) 2679

    Utica
    Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York - Utica office 255 Genesee St, 2nd Floor, Utica, NY 13501 Tel: (315) 793-7000 and Tel: (315) 732-2131

    White Plains
    Westchester/Putnam Legal Services Inc. - 4 Cromwell Place White Plains, NY 10601 Tel: (914) 949-1305

    Empire Justice Center - Immigration New York Free Legal Help - 80 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 Tel: (914) 422-4329

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - White Plains/Westchester County Main Office 90 Maple Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Tel: (914) 949-1305

    My Sisters' Place - 1 Water Street, White Plains, NY 10601 Tel: (914) 683-1333

    Watertown
    Legal Aid Society: Watertown Office - 44 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601 Tel: (315) 955-6700

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