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DC 37 Municipal Employees' Legal Services (MELS)

Who We Are

DC 37’s Health and Security benefit package includes the largest prepaid legal services office in the country. More than 65 staff lawyers offer legal advice and representation, and prepare legal documents for members on a wide range of civil legal matters.

MELS lawyers work exclusively for the union. Social workers are also available to counsel you on case-related personal and family problems.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • Nassau County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
  • Rockland County
  • Westchester County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Income Guidelines

You are responsible for paying any court costs and filing fees.

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Eligibility Restrictions

DC 37 MELS is available only to DC 37 members and their eligible dependents who are covered by DC 37 Health & Security Plan benefits.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice
  • Full Legal Representation

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Appointment +

125 Barclay Street (map)
New York, NY 10007
Phone Number
(212) 815-1111

Call Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to make an appointment.

General Contact Information

DC 37 Municipal Employees' Legal Services (MELS)
125 Barclay Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10007
(212) 815-1111
(212) 815-1343
Last Review and Update: Jul 28, 2017

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