The Legal Aid Society is the nation's oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent. Founded in 1876, the Society provides a full range of civil legal services as well as criminal defense work, and juvenile rights representation in Family Court. Our core service is to provide free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.
Legal Aid Society
199 Water Street
New York NY 10038
Phone: (212) 577-3300 (NY Residents)
Toll-free Phone: (800) 649-9125 Homeless Family Rights Hotline
Toll-free Phone: (888) 218-6974 Employment Law Project Hotline
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