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Pace Women's Justice Center

https://law.pace.edu/wjc

Who We Are

Pace Women's Justice Center (PWJC) provides free legal help for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. PWJC provides free legal representation, advice, information and referrals to victims of abuse on various types of cases including orders of protection, divorce, custody, support, and legal issues relating to elder abuse.

PWJC provides a variety of legal services for those experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse. 

Office locations are:

Main Office, on Pace Law School Campus
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10606

914-287-0739 (Legal Helpline)
914-422-4069 (Main office number)
914- 422- 4188 (Walk-in Clinic)

Family Court Legal Program
White Plains Office (White Plains Family Courthouse)
11 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-7400

Family Court Legal Program
Yonkers Office (Yonkers Family Courthouse)
131 Warburton Ave, 3rd Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 231-2886

 

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

PWJC staff speak Spanish and other languages and utilize a language access line to ensure appropriate communication and access to services.

Income Guidelines

PWJC does not have income eligibility quidelines. We do prioritize legal assistance for those who cannot otherwise afford legal assistance. For the Moderate Means Panel, clients must submit an application and must qualify for referral to the panel which is dependent on income and access to funds.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES
Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse. In the Elder Justice Program, clients must be 60 or older.

Type of Help

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

PWJC provides a variety of legal services for those experiences domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse. On our legal helpline we provide legal information and referrals; the Family Law Unit provides full legal representation in Family and Supreme Court matters including order of protection, contested and uncontested divorce, custody and support matters; we also provide legal representation and advice and counsel and legal advocacy within the criminal justice system; the Elder Justice Unit provides legal representation for clients who are 60 years and older who have experienced abuse ( these cases are not restricted to intimate partner violence cases ) ; the Moderate Means Program provides referrals for qualified applicants to a panel of attorneys who have agreed to take family law and matrimonial cases on a low bono pay scale; the Walk-in Legal Clinic provides short term legal representation and referrals both on a walk-in and appointment basis; the Family Court Legal Program provides legal information, advice and representation in ex-parte order of protection cases in family court.

Emergency Instructions

If you feel you need an order of protection you may walk-in to PWJC's Family Court Legal Program in either the White Plains and Yonkers Family Courthouses to speak with an attorney. For other immediate legal needs, for example if you have been served with legal papers, you may walk-in to the Walk-in Legal Clinic at the Center's main office or call for an appointment.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Hours
Monday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information

Legal Helpline (914) 287-0739

Walk- in Legal Clinic (914) 422-4188

Main Office (914) 422-4069

Family Court Legal Program:

White Plains Family Courthouse Office (914) 995-7400

Yonkers Family Courthouse Office (914) 231-2886

Walk-in +

Hours
Monday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information

We accept walk-ins at our offices.
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Our Walk-in Legal Clinic at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603
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White Plains Family Courthouse at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 2nd Floor White Plains, NY 10603
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Yonkers Family Courthouse at 131 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

Appointment +

Information

Appointments can be made for the Walk-in Legal Clinic at our main office. Call the Legal Helpline at (914) 287-0739 for an appointment.

General Contact Information

Address
Pace Women's Justice Center
78 North Broadway (map)
White Plains, NY 10606
Phone
914-422-4069
Website
https://law.pace.edu/wjc
Last Review and Update: Apr 29, 2020

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