The Library will be closed all day on Thursday, December 7, for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Free Legal Services
The City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline offers legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. The Hotline can assist you with civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits.
The Legal Hotline is available Monday - Thursday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and on Friday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at 212-626-7383, or you can apply online for assistance by filling out the online intake application.
Monday Night Law provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer lawyers in the following areas: bankruptcy, consumer law, family law, employment law, landlord-tenant, and small business matters. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-626-7373 (Español 212-626-7374), so that an attorney referral counselor can figure out if a Monday Night Law appointment would work well for you. Please bear in mind that the volunteer lawyers only provide basic legal advice on the areas of law listed above and will not represent you. The consultation is a chance for you to discuss questions you may have about your legal issue.
LawHelpNY.org provides legal information for New Yorkers who cannot afford a lawyer. LawHelpNY lists more than 600 free legal service projects and organizations with their contact and intake information, and over 4,000 Know Your Rights and self-help resources covering 16 areas of law. LawHelpNY.org is also available in Spanish.
The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) provides free legal services to low-income New Yorkers through a variety of projects. CBJC also strives to give the self-represented the support they need to successfully protect their legal rights. To learn more, call 212-626-7383, Monday - Thursday, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, and on Friday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, or you can apply online for assistance by filling out the online intake application.