Legal

Urban Justice Center
123 William Street 16th Floor
New York, NY, 10038
646-602-5600
Hours: Open Monday-Friday
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Yorkville Common Pantry
Services: For Assistance with Public Assistance, Food Stamps & Eviction Prevention. We also provide appropriate advice/referrals regarding other problems including referrals for housing court assistance.
Spanish spoken.
Appointments: Arrive early, clinics are first come/first served, and we ask everyone to sign in. The legal staff is comprised of both attorneys and legal advocates. The person you meet may not be a lawyer. Clinics may occasionally close.
Cost: Free


MFY Legal Services Employment Law Clinic
299 Broadway
212-417-3838
Hours: Mon - Tues, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services: For low-wage and immigrant workers – Free legal advice about job-related problems: lost job or hours reduced, employer refuses to pay wages or overtime, having problems with obtaining unemployment insurance, cannot find or keep work because of a criminal record, you were fired because you or a family member got sick, you are not getting the pension or other benefits your employer promised, you were discriminated against at work, etc
Staff and resources in Spanish, Creole, French, Mandarin, Cantonese; if language no served, use interpreter or language line
Appointments: Call to schedule an appointment. During call, questions are asked concerning the case before organization decides the take the case; all individuals regardless of citizenship status are welcome to call
Cost: Free


Children's Aid Society
105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212-358-8930
E-mail: sharonev@childrensaidsociety.org
Services: The Office of Public Policy and Client Advocacy focuses primarily on housing, low-income subsidies, domestic violence, child support, access to health care, juvenile justice, special education, credit, immigration, foster care, and the rights of teens, and collaborates with over 25 pro bono legal providers when litigation is needed.
Cost: Variable


Legal Action Center - Free Legal Services for HIV-Positive New Yorkers
225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014
212-243-1313
Services: The Legal Action Center can help HIV-positive New Yorkers address a host of legal issues, including overcoming barriers created by a criminal record, HIV discrimination, confidentiality & testing, standby guardianships, living wills and health care proxies.
Cost: Free


NY Legal Assistance Group
The Mount Sinai Hospital, Annenberg Building
212-750-0800 extension: 2
Hours: Call M/W/Th
Services: legal
Cost: Free
Note: Contact Omayra for Legal Health Clinic referrals. Patients can be seen here at Mount Sinai on Fridays at Annenberg 4-33 (area H), but require appointments.