Low Cost Legal Services

The Moderate Means Program is only available for uncontested divorces, simple personal bankruptcies, and small business advice for business owners. This program connects qualified individuals who have moderate incomes with experienced lawyers who accept reduced retainer deposits and payment plans. Call 212-626-7373 (Español 212-626-7374) to discuss your legal issue and whether the Moderate Means Program is right for you.

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 lawyers at reduced fees. Call the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service at 212-626-7373 (Español 212-626-7374), or use the online referral request form.

The Co-op and Condo Mediation Project is designed to settle residential disagreements at less cost than courthouse litigation. This program offers an impartial mediator from a pre-approved group of mediators to help resolve the dispute as quickly as possible. This project is an option when all parties involved agree to mediate the dispute. The dispute can involve owners, renters, sponsors, boards of directors, managing agents, contractors, insurers and others who may be involved in the dispute.

To learn more about this project, or if you have additional questions, please contact Jane Bary at (212) 382-6660 or jbary@nycbar.org.