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New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Who We Are

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a non-profit law firm that provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to poor and near-poor individuals and families residing in New York City. From its main office in Manhattan and numerous intake sites throughout the five boroughs, NYLAG offers representation, impact and class action litigation, consultation and community education to New Yorkers who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance. Specialized legal services are provided to immigrants, the elderly, victims of domestic violence, the chronically ill, children with special needs, low-wage workers, welfare recipients, Holocaust survivors and many more.

New York Legal Assistance Group is also home to LegalHealth, a division with the mission to provide free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers with serious health problems within hospitals and community-based health organizations throughout the five boroughs. In addition to onsite free legal clinics, LegalHealth trains health care professionals to recognize legal issues that may negatively affect medical outcomes.

We have another office location at:
85 Willis Avenue, Suite K
Mineola, NY 11501

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services.

We are available via:

  • Our general phone line, available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: (212) 613-5000, ext. 2
  • Our NY Covid-19 Legal Resource Hotline Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: (929) 356-9582

Our NY Covid-19 Legal Resource Hotline offers advice in any of the following areas:

  • Advanced Planning (Standby Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, Wills)
  • Consumer Debt (Debt Collection, Wage Garnishment)
  • Employees Rights (Paid Leave, FMLA, Working Conditions)
  • Housing (Eviction, Rent Arrears, Foreclosure, Mortgage Relief Options)
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Public Benefits
  • Special Education Issues (K-12)
  • Stimulus Payment Questions

Have any papers relating to the case on hand when you call. When leaving a message, please leave your name, the best number to call you back, and a description of your issue. We will call you back within two business days.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • Nassau County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
  • Rockland County
  • Suffolk County
Language(s) Spoken
  • English
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Can arrange for interpreters for any language.

En Español

Podemos arreglar intérpretes para cualquier idioma.

Income Guidelines

NYLAG provides consultation to all callers. NYLAG accepts matters on a case-by-case basis using many factors, including financial status.

En Español

NYLAG prevé consultas para todos que llaman. NYLAG acepta cuestiones, caso por caso utilizando muchos factores, incluyendo la situación financiera.

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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: a community group

Type of Help

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

Call 212-613-5000 and dial "0," Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Have all documents pertaining to the legal problem on hand when you call.

General Contact Information

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor (map)
New York, NY 10004
(212) 613-5000
(212) 750-0820
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Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: Apr 20, 2020

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