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Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. LSC Funded

Who We Are

NLS serves the civil legal needs of low income and disabled people in Western New York.  We provide services in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties. NLS produces legal information for the pro bono attorneys, legal service workers, community agencies and clients.  This information and valuable other information links can found on our website at WWW.NLS.ORG

Buffalo Office Information:
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
237 Main Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-0650 Fax: (716) 847-0227

Niagara Falls Office Information:
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
225 Old Falls Street, 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 284-8831 Fax: (716) 284-8040

Batvia Office Information:
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
45 Main Street Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: (585) 343-5450 Fax: (585) 343-5503

We have New York State of Health, Health Insurance Navigators for residents of Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genessee, Chautauqua, and Wyoming Counties. Our Navigation Services can be accessed by contacting the appropriate number according to your location:

For Erie and Chautauqua Counties: (716) 847-0650

For Niagara County: (716) 284-8831

For Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties: (585) 343-5450     

Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) is available to help clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help, please call our offices at (716) 847-0650 for Erie and Niagara County residents or (585) 343-5450 for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County residents. Our reception staff will answer your calls and connect you with an NLS advocate. Please do not come to our office in person until further notice. Thank you.

Who We Serve

  • Erie County
  • Genesee County
  • Niagara County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
Additional Service Area Info
In some cases our Disability Law Unit will represent persons in counties outside of Erie County.
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Free translation and interpretation services in other languages.

Income Guidelines

Income eligibility requirements vary depending on the nature of the case and household circumstances; call to inquire if we can assist you.

The income guidelines may vary in regard to disability, housing discrimination and domestic violence cases.

In some matters clients are required to pay court costs (usually no more than $70.00).

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

This program does not serve: undocumented immigrant; a prisoner

Type of Help

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

What is an Emergency? Eviction - Utility shut off.

Call or walk in.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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General Contact Information

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
237 Main Street, 4th Floor (map)
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 847-0650
(716) 847-0227
Last Review and Update: Jun 29, 2017

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