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Legal Aid Society: Bronx Neighborhood Office

Who We Are

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.

How to Get Help

At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone. Call this location directly, or reach us via our Main Number (212) 577-3300 or Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.

For housing problems, you should call on Wednesday morning starting at 9 a.m.
For Government Benefits problems, you should call on Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. Handles uncontested divorces only. Call to put your name on the uncontested divorce waiting list. Have all documents relating to the case on hand when you call.

En Español:
En este momento, The Legal Aid Society está ofreciendo servicios remotos por teléfono. Llame a esta ubicación directamente o contáctenos a través de nuestro Número principal (212) 577-3300 o Línea de ayuda (888) 663-6680, con personal de lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. 

Para problemas de vivienda, usted debe llamar los miércoles por la mañana empezando a las nueve. Para problemas con beneficios del gobierno, usted debe llamar los jueves por la mañana empezando a las nueve. Sólo se ocupa con los divorcios de mutuo acuerdo. Llamas para poner su nombre en la lista de espera para divorcios de mutuo acuerdo. Tengas todos los documentos relativos a su caso en la mano cuando llamas.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
Language(s) Spoken
  • French / Français
  • Italian / Italiano
  • Russian / Pусский
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Can provide interpreters for all languages.

Income Guidelines

Accepts clients earning up to 200% of the poverty guidelines only in extremely special circumstances.

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

We do not provide housing services to landlords except to the extent we represent small homeowners in foreclosure proceedings.

Type of Help

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

This office only provides Brief Advice for name changes outside of divorce proceedings, and for wills and estates. Some wills and estates cases are seen at outreach sites.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Imminent eviction, domestic violence, utility discontinuance.

Call 718-991-4600 or walk into the office at 260 East 161st St. weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Bronx Neighborhood Office
260 East 161st St. (map)
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 991-4600
(718) 842-2867
Last Review and Update: Apr 22, 2020

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