Legal Aid Society

Justice is Essential

New York continues to move forward with resolve. We thrive thanks to our support of one another and our community of donors. When you support the work of The Legal Aid Society you are making a commitment to your fellow New Yorkers. Join us in giving the gift of equal justice to everyone in need.

What Your Support Makes Possible 

The Legal Aid Society is more than a law firm for those in need of representation. It is an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of New York City — passionately advocating for individuals and families across a variety of civil, criminal defense, and juvenile rights matters. By supporting the work of Legal Aid, you help us:

  • Retrieve lost wages for front line workers.
  • Secure life-saving financial assistance for a person with disabilities.
  • Protect the rights of a TGNCNBI New Yorker who has experienced discrimination.
  • Secure basic access to medical care for someone in jail.
  • Connect a tenant with the rent relief they are entitled to.

Meet Our Staff

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.

Daequan Shane’s work as an Investigator in our Criminal Defense Practice ensures that Legal Aid attorneys have the tools and critical context they need to give clients the best defense possible. Read More about his work and about others on our team here.

Help Support New Yorkers

Your donation helps our staff as they bring justice in every borough.

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