What We Do

What We Do

Legal Services NYC provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City by:


  • Representing our clients in courts and administrative tribunals;
  • Providing advice or referral information when we can’t provide representation;
  • Assisting clients with community-based economic development;
  • Providing legal education through community workshops, helplines and written materials; and
  • Providing professional training in poverty law for attorneys, advocates and others.

Our core practice areas are Family, Housing, Benefits, Consumer, and Education law. We respond to legal needs that may be particular to a group of people, a neighborhood or a period of time. In addition, several of our offices have special projects that address the needs of seniors, victims of domestic violence, victims of predatory lending practices, immigrants, and people with HIV.

  LS-NYC Staff with Client

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