Annual Report 2022

Client Stories
Client Stoires
Our Mission

Delivering Justice in Every Borough

The Legal Aid Society is built on one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. We seek to be a beacon of hope for New Yorkers who feel neglected—regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. From our start over 145 years ago, our growth has mirrored that of the city we serve. Today, we are proud to be the largest, most influential social justice law firm in New York City.

Our staff and attorneys deliver justice in every borough, working tirelessly to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving. As passionate advocates for individuals and families, The Legal Aid Society is an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of our City.

Our Impact

Every day, in every borough, The Legal Aid Society works in courtrooms and communities to deliver justice to New Yorkers. Every year, our direct representation of thousands of individuals informs our impact litigation efforts and policy advocacy, providing us with a powerful perspective from which to begin dismantling the systemic barriers that keep our clients from thriving.


Individual legal matters handled.


Hours of pro bono work by 2,737 legal volunteers.


Helpline calls answered for a range of legal issues.

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