Legal Aid Society

Supporting Survivors of Violence & Navigating Divorce

We provide crucial legal services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, such as assistance with a divorce, consumer issues, family court representation, criminal court representation, and immigration, that allows them to be free from abuse.

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Every day, in courthouses and communities across the city, we advocate for the rights of all New Yorkers. Learn more about the services we provide.

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Making a Difference

Projects, Units & Initiatives

Our specialized teams have experience working on nearly every area of law that impacts New Yorkers. Explore the ways we fight on behalf of clients and communities.

Our Impact

LAS Surpasses 2,000 Convictions Vacated for Victims of Trafficking

The Legal Aid Soceity’s Exploitation Intervention Project has cleared convictions with the help of the transformative relief provided by New York State’s START Act.

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By the Numbers

We provide crucial legal services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout the city.

86, 184

Domestic violence complaints filed in NYC.

2,000+

Criminal convictions vacated and sealed for 141 survivors of human trafficking.

20,000

Divorces filed in NYC.

A contribution to The Legal Aid Society is about more than money.

Every donation helps us offer essential legal services to thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers, helping people buy food, pay rent, and care for themselves and their families.

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