We protect and defend the rights of everyday New Yorkers who need legal support, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our work keeps families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives.
The Legal Aid Society works throughout New York City to ensure everyone has access to justice. Our expert teams work across practice areas on nearly every area of law that impacts New Yorkers.
I still—after thirty years—love going to court. I love fighting the fight and representing people who are wrongfully accused. There’s nothing better than that.
You don’t have to travel far to get assistance. We are in every borough and have offices citywide.
Last Updated: 15 February 2022
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