Legal Services

Online Application for Free Legal Services

You are important to us and we want to help with your legal problem.  If your legal problem is an emergency or involves a rapidly approaching deadline, please call our new client number: 1-877-777-6152 and follow the prompts for a legal emergency.  You will receive a call back as soon as possible within in a few days. If you are in immediate physical danger call 911 right away.

Geographic Eligibility

Legal Services of Central New York serves a 13-county region of Central New York which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, or Oswego. If you have a legal problem related to HIV/AIDS or Cancer, we can also accept applicants from St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.

Financial Eligibility

We represent people with limited income and assets.  Eligibility is typically determined, in part, by the Federal Poverty Level.  When you speak to one of our team members, they will ask for more detailed information regarding your household income and assets.

Chart of 200% of Federal Poverty Level ($50,200 for a household of 4 in 2018)