The New York City Bar will be CLOSED starting 2:00 PM on Friday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our regular hours at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 5th.
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 9:15AM to 4:45PM (closed 1:00PM to 2:00PM) 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 – the legal counseling program held at the New York City Bar Association on Mondays and at the New York County Lawyers Association on other days – has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back here for updates regarding future program dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 9:15AM to 4:45PM, and on Friday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, or you can apply online for assistance by filling out the online intake application.