Legal Services

Urban Justice Center
Location: 123 William Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm/ Thursday: 9:30am – 1:30pm at New York Common Pantry
Services: For assistance with public assistance, food stamps & eviction prevention. We also provide appropriate advice/referrals regarding other problems including referrals for housing court assistance.
Spanish spoken
Appointments: Arrive early, clinics are first come/first served, and we ask everyone to sign in. The legal staff is comprised of both attorneys and legal advocates. The person you meet may not be a lawyer. Clinics may occasionally close.
Cost: Free
Language: English, Spanish 

MFY Legal Services Employment Law Clinic
Location: 299 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Tel: 212-417-3838
Hours: Monday – Tuesday, 2pm - 5pm
Services: For low-wage and immigrant workers - free legal advice about job-related problems: lost job or hours reduced, employer refuses to pay wages or overtime, having problems with obtaining unemployment insurance, cannot find or keep work because of a criminal record, you were fired because you or a family member got sick, you are not getting the pension or other benefits your employer promised, you were discriminated against at work, etc.
Appointments: Call to schedule an appointment. During call, questions are asked concerning the case before organization decides the take the case
Cost: Free
Eligibility: All individuals regardless of citizenship status
Language: Spanish, Creole, French, Mandarin, Cantonese; if language not served, use interpreter or language line 

Legal Action Center - Free Legal Services for HIV-Positive New Yorkers
Location: 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212-243-1313
Toll-Free Number:  1-800-223-4044
Services: The Legal Action Center can help HIV-positive New Yorkers address a host of legal issues, including overcoming barriers created by a criminal record, HIV discrimination, confidentiality & testing, standby guardianships, living wills, and health care proxies.
Cost: Free
Eligibility: Regardless of citizenship, for issues of HIV discrimination and/or criminal record. No walk-ins (patients should call ahead).
Languages: English, Spanish 

NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) at Mount Sinai
Internal Medicine Associates
Location: 17 East 102nd St, 7th Floor, Area A
Tel: (212)-241-6800
Hours: Monday/Thursday, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Services: Legal
Cost: Free
Appointments: Contact Mara Kuns for Legal Health Clinic referrals. Patients can be seen here, but require appointments. 

Location: 103-05 Madison Ave (between 97th and 98th street)
Tel: (212)-423-2800
Hours: Mondays: 12:30 PM - 5 PM/ Fridays: 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Services: Legal
Cost: Free
Note: Contact Brian Hilburn for Legal Health Clinic referrals. Patients can be seen here, but require appointments.