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Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Plattsburgh Office LSC Funded

Who We Are

The Plattsburgh office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides civil legal services to low income residents of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties.

We provide free advice, brief service, referrals, community legal education, and full representation in a variety of legal matters.

We also provide services through our many special projects including the

  • Disability Advocacy Project
  • Nutrition Outreach & Education Project
  • Homelessness Prevention Projects
  • Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project
  • Senior Legal Services Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Project
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Upstate New York Immigration Law Project
  • HIV/AIDS Law Consortium.

Additionally, our Private Attorney Involvement program works with local private lawyers who volunteer to represent our clients without charge on cases such as name change, divorce, bankruptcy, wills and advance directives, evictions or consumer defense.

Please call our Plattsburgh office (local) (518) 563-4022 or (toll-free) 1 (800) 722-7380 or visit our website at for more information about our services, special projects, self-help resources, and how to contact each office.

Legal Aid of Northeastern New York has offices in Albany, Amsterdam, Canton, Plattsburgh, and Saratoga Springs and serves 16 counties. Special projects vary by office and county.


Who We Serve

  • Clinton County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hamilton County
Additional Service Area Info
This office serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties. Warren and Washington Counties are also served for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness.
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We have access to interpreter services for all languages.

Income Guidelines

Income caps vary per program.

Some special projects have income caps at 150% or 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Additionally, people with incomes up to 200% of the poverty guidelines are generally eligible.

We may ask about fixed debts and obligations, employment-related and medical expenses, and other factors.

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

Must reside in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, or Hamilton County.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Emergency Instructions

An emergency is imminent loss of shelter, immediate court or pleading deadlines.

Please call Plattsburgh Intake Phone Numbers: (local) 518-563-4022 or (toll-free) 1-800-722-7380

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York - Plattsburgh Office
100 Court Street, P.O. Box 989 (map)
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 563-4022
Toll Free
1 (800) 722-7380
(518) 563-4058
Last Review and Update: Jul 09, 2019

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