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City Bar Justice Center - Elderlaw Project

Who We Are

The Elderlaw Project provides low-income seniors (aged 60+) across New York City with assistance in preparing basic wills, health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney.  The project also provides referrals to a variety of legal services organizations. The Elderlaw Project does not see clients in their office and does not provide legal representation in court.

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services. Leave a message at (212) 382-6658 with your contact information and brief description of your legal issue, and your call will be returned within three business days. All intakes are done by phone. Please gather any relevant documentation and have it easily accessible.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We can provide interpreters for approximately 10 different languages.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Eligibility Restrictions

For direct assistance, you must be a low-income senior (60 years or older). Financial eligibility will be checked as part of the intake process.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Other
Description of Services

ELP provides eligible seniors (aged 60+) with no-cost legal information, advice and brief services with life planning issues. In addition, the project can provide appropriate referrals for other legal issues.

ELP also provides presentations for senior centers and community groups on life-planning choices and other topics of particular relevance to seniors.

General Contact Information

City Bar Justice Center - Elderlaw Project
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
(212) 382-6658
(212) 221-5318
Last Review and Update: Nov 25, 2020

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