Legal Aid Society (Harlem Community Law Office)
230 East 106th Street New York, NY 10029
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Services: Not-for-profit local office of the Legal Aid Society providing low-income Manhattan residents with free legal assistance on civil (non-criminal) matters, including: family, tax, and elder law; HIV/AIDS; entitlements; and housing.
Note: The best way to receive help is to call the phone number for intake and to schedule an appointment.
English/Spanish flyer to give to patients: LegalAidSociety_Flyer.pdf
NY Legal Assistance Group
Mount Sinai Hospital, Annenberg Building
Hours: Call M/W/Th
Note: Contact Omayra for Legal Health Clinic referrals. Patients can be seen here at Mt Sinai on Fridays at Annenberg 4-33 (area H), but require appointments.
Urban Justice Center
123 William Street 16th Floor
New York, NY, 10038
Hours: Open Monday-Friday Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Yorkville Common Pantry
Services: For Assistance with Public Assistance, Food Stamps & Eviction Prevention. We also provide appropriate advice/referrals regarding other problems including referrals for housing court assistance.
Appointments: Arrive early, clinics are first come/first served, and we ask everyone to sign in. The legal staff is comprised of both attorneys and legal advocates. The person you meet may not be a lawyer. Clinics may occasionally close.
MFY Legal Services Employment Law Clinic
Hours: Mon-Tues 2-5pm
Services: For low-wage and immigrant workers – Free legal advice about job-related problems: lost job or hours reduced, employer refuses to pay wages or overtime, having problems with obtaining unemployment insurance, cannot find or keep work because of a criminal record, you were fired because you or a family member got sick, you are not getting the pension or other benefits your employer promised, you were discriminated against at work, etc
Staff and resources in Spanish, Creole, French, Mandarin, Cantonese; if language no served, use interpreter or language line
Appointments: Call to schedule an appointment. During call, questions are asked concerning the case before organization decides the take the case; all individuals regardless of citizenship status are welcome to call
Children’s Aid Society
105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
Services: The Office of Public Policy and Client Advocacy focuses primarily on housing, low-income subsidies, domestic violence, child support, access to health care, juvenile justice, special education, credit, immigration, foster care, and the rights of teens, and collaborates with over 25 pro bono legal providers when litigation is needed.
Legal Action Center - Free Legal Services for HIV-Positive New Yorkers
225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014
Services: The Legal Action Center can help HIV-positive New Yorkers address a host of legal issues, including overcoming barriers created by a criminal record, HIV discrimination, confidentiality & testing, standby guardianships, living wills and health care proxies.