When legal issues arise, it can be difficult to know how to resolve them, and many resist seeking the help they need because they fear they will not be able to afford it. The MAP counselors can help guide you to legal services that can tell you whether you have a case and direct you to the appropriate counsel.
The information provided in the links below is as specific as possible; however, if you need information not provided, please try the following things:
- Call 311. The operators have a wealth of information and can connect you to available known resources.
- Use your favorite search engine. Look for city and state government web sites, which often provide a gateway for services that are offered.
- Contact your local elected official’s office.
A resource for everything related to the New York Court System.
Special Monday night law clinic provides a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney to answer questions only. No legal work, but will refer to specialists who are carefully screened. Phone consultations also available
(212) 626-7374 (en español)
Provides legal services to people with histories of addictions, people with criminal records, and people with HIV/AIDS regarding housing, health care issues and prior criminal convictions
Provides legal counsel for individuals with criminal/civil cases. View website for information on service areas
Manhattan (212) 577-3300
Queens (718) 286-2450
Bronx (718) 991-4600
Brooklyn (718) 722-3100
Staten Island (347) 422-5333
Nassau County (516) 560-6400
Can provide answers to questions regarding employment law. Primarily for protecting legal rights of women
Provides legal services for civil lawsuits
Manhattan (646) 442-3100
Bronx (718) 928-3700
Central Brooklyn (718) 636-1155
South Brooklyn (718) 237-5500
Queens (Jamaica) (347) 592-2200
Staten Island (718) 233-6480
Free legal services for all relevant areas of family law such as child support, custody, visitation, divorce
Public information line for NYS Court System