Legal Advice, Counsel, & Representation
We are here to help. We answer questions, give legal advice and counsel, and provide legal representation. Learn more about the kinds of legal help we offer.
We fight for Economic Justice, Housing Justice, Health Justice, and Cultural & Community Justice. We represent people in civil cases, not criminal, and we do not typically handle personal injury or family law.
We provide legal advice, counsel, and representation; policy advocacy; community education; and support for community organizing.
We represent people who are living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($50,200 per year or less for a family of 4 in 2018.) We work to help people be treated fairly and to lift themselves out of poverty. We believe:
1.8 million New Yorkers go to court without an attorney for civil cases each year.
65% of the civil legal problems reported by low-income New Yorkers in the past year received no legal help.
91% of Upstate New York tenants facing eviction did not have the help of an attorney.
1/3 of the residents in the 13 Upstate New York counties we serve are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($50,200 per year or less for a family of four in 2018)