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Civil Court Project

The Legal Referral Service has launched the Civil Court Project to provide more affordable legal services to the public.

The Civil Court Project is for individuals and small businesses seeking representation on matters in Civil Court for disputes involving amounts ranging from $7,000 to $25,000. The project provides representation by well-qualified, screened attorneys at reduced fees. There are no income guidelines or restrictions on those who might benefit from the project.

In New York City legal fees typically range between $300 and $700 per hour. Such fees can easily exceed the amount involved in a legal matter. In the Civil Court Project participating attorneys charge a maximum retainer of $1500 and a maximum hourly rate of $175. Within these guidelines the fee is negotiable between the client and the attorney. All attorneys participating in this project have been screened for their expertise in the given area and, generally, have more than 10 years experience in civil litigation.

The Civil Court Project has established special panels in the following areas:

To find an attorney through the Civil Court Project, individuals should call the Legal Referral Service at 212-626-7373, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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