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.
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
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- 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.
How to Get Help
You can contact this organization by:
- Phone Number
- (718) 991-4600
Have all documents relating to the case on hand when you call.
Tengas todos los documentos relativos a su caso en la mano cuando llamas.
- Waiting List
Call to put your name on the uncontested divorce waiting list.
Llamas para poner su nombre en la lista de espera para divorcios de mutuo acuerdo.
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.
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.