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City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline

Who We Are

The Legal Hotline provides simple legal advice over the telephone to poor and low-income New York City residents on civil legal issues, such as divorce and family law matters, landlord-tenant disputes and consumer law problems. The Legal Hotline also provides referrals to the City Bar Justice Center's Consumer Bankruptcy Project. 

How to Get Help

Please call (212) 626-7383. We are available Monday through Thursday between  9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hotline is not available between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Have any papers relating to the problem on hand when you call.

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

Can provide interpreters for any language using the AT&T language line.

En Español:
Podemos proporcionar intérpretes para cualquier idioma, utilizando interpretación por teléfono con la línea de idiomas (At&T Language Line).

Income Guidelines

Above-income cases are taken on a case-by-case basis.

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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: a prisoner; a community group

Type of Help

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

Advice, information and referrals over the telephone. In-person assistance with brief services by appointment only. Online application for assistance available at

General Contact Information

City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
(212) 626-7383
(212) 768-1433
Read this in:
Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: Apr 27, 2020

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