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Where to Find Help

UPDATED October 28, 2015

Legal Assistance

New York

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.  Note: For the boroughs of New York City, we list Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island by those names; Manhattan is listed as New York.

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Albany

Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic
Albany Law School of Union University
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: (518) 445-2328
The Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic provides legal assistance to victims of family or intimate partner violence. Cases range from family law to immigration. Intake must be done over the phone. Serving Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Albany office
55 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (800) 462-2922
Phone: 518-462-6765
Fax: 518-427-8352
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

The Legal Project
24 Aviation Road
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 435-1770
Phone: (518) 435-1773
Web: http://www.legalproject.org/
Email: info@legalproject.org
The Legal Project provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in family and matrimonial matters, victims of sexual assault, individuals in need of bankruptcy, affordable home purchases, wills and end of life planning, homeowners in danger of foreclosure, and individuals with immigration matters in the Greater Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Columbia, Green, Warren, Washington, and Schoharie counties). We also offer free legal consultations on a wide variety of non-criminal issues including specialized appointments for veterans and small business owners and free community legal workshops.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Albany County office
Tri-County Services Administrative Office
P.O. Box 28
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 512-3577
Fax: (518) 621-7845
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Albany_county_new_york_services_1_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

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