Legal Aid Society

 Justice in 

Every Borough

Our Work

The Legal Aid Society is built upon one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice.

Making A Difference

“At The Legal Aid Society, we work towards increasing access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. Whether in the courtroom or in the community, we are tireless in our dedication to this mission.”
Twyla Carter Attorney-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer


Individual legal matters handled per year


Hours of pro bono work per year


Helpline calls answered for a range of legal issues per year