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City Bar Justice Center - Planning and Estates Law Project

Who We Are

The Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) of the City Bar Justice Center offers free legal assistance with end-of-life planning, probate, and estates matters to low-income individuals in New York City.

PELP consists of a panel of experienced Trust and Estates attorneys who provide advice and assistance to clients at frequent legal clinics held at the City Bar Justice Center. At clinics, attorney and law student volunteers meet with clients to assist with the clients’ estate matters and document preparation, which often involve probating a will or administering the estate of a deceased family member. PELP also offers services writing Wills and end-of-life health and financial planning documents for clients.

PELP aims to combat poverty by helping clients who cannot afford to hire a private attorney claim the inheritances to which they are entitled and protect the assets that they have worked hard to accumulate. Our goal is to empower clients to claim and maintain these assets so that wealth, rather than poverty, is inherited between generations.

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services. Please call (212) 382-6756 during our regular business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, to make an appointment.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Interpreting services are provided.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
250
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES

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

PELP can also help you prepare documents. PELP offers brief services including administration petitions, probate petitions, drafting wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney.

General Contact Information

Address
City Bar Justice Center - Planning and Estates Law Project
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
Phone
212-382-6756
Last Review and Update: Apr 27, 2020

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