Legal Self Help

Legal Services

Legal Self Help

Many issues can be resolved without direct representation by an attorney.  The Central New York Legal HelpLine is available to any resident of our 13-county service area who qualifies based on income.  Our experienced attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding a wide array of civil legal issues over the phone so that individuals can be strong advocates for themselves.  We also provide several helpful links below with forms and information to help you represent yourself.

We are here to help.

Please call the Central New York Legal HelpLine at (877) 777-6152.

We recognize that tenants’ may need assistance in representing themselves and especially encourage tenants to call us or complete an online application for legal assistance.

resources which may be helpful in your pursuit of justice for other legal matters:

View and print our helpful Renters Rights Flier which outlines new rights for renters under the new Statewide Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

Law Help New York offers a variety of self-help tools.

New York State Unified Court System’s CourtHelp site also provides user-friendly forms, directions, and advice.

DIY Legal Forms for New York State

This helpful video series by the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) provides limited legal advice to low-income New Yorkers being sued by debt collectors. CLARO is organized through the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program.